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Mini Thirteen Moons Shell Earrings

Mini Thirteen Moons Shell Earrings



For millenia, Anishinaabe have utilized phenological events coupled with traditional knowledge to keep track of time.

The "Gregorian" calendar, which is a solar calendar consisting of 12 months unlike the Anishinaabe calendar. Traditionally, the Anishinaabe followed a lunar calendar, which is 13 moons long. The timing of each dibiki-giizis (moon) corresponds to important events in the cycle of life and nature.

1.)Gichi Manidoo Giizis - Great Spirit Moon

2.)Namebini Giizis - Suckerfish Moon

3.)Onaabani Giizis - Snowcrust Moon

4.)Iskigamizige Giizis - Sugaring Moon

5.)Waabigwani Giizis - Flowering Moon

6.)Ode’imin Giizis - Strawberry Moon

7.)Aabita-Niibino Giizis - Halfway Summer Moon

8.)Miini Giizis - Blueberry Moon

9.)Manoominike Giizis - Wild Ricing Moon

10.)Waatebagaa Giizis - Bright Leaves Moon

11.)Binaakwe Giizis - Raking Leaves Moon

12.)Gashkadino Giizis - Freezing Over Moon

13.)Manidoo Giizisoons - Little Spirit Moon

MINI THIRTEEN MOONS Shell Earrings w/ Crystal drops

Crystal Colorways
  • Length

    9” in/24 cm

  • Materials

    •White natural shell.

    •Sterling silver earring hooks in gold-tone.

    •Gold-tone hardware.

    •Glass Crystal drop.

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