Native American Bandana by Melvin War Eagle “Wind Spirit”
Melvin War Eagle is an artist from Kyle, South Dakota. His bandanas are truly a piece of wearable art, featuring facets of Native American life. The tag on "Wind Spirit" reads as follows: "Long ago, when the earth was still young, Tate's (the Wind) wife, Ite, had given birth to four sons (the Four Winds). Because of Ite's misdeeds, the Great Spirit banished her and commanded that her four sons go out into the earth, to establish the four directions. Tate placed his lodge in the centre of the world and waited for his sons' return. As time passed, each of the four brothers explored their part of the earth, and Tate stayed at the centre of the earth, counting the moons for their return. When 12 moons had passed, the brothers returned to the center of the earth, where the Great Spirit gave each brother one of the directions they established. This created the four seasons, four directions and the yearly cycle; the establishment of Native American life and connection to the sacred circle. This design represents the journey the Four Winds (brothers) took to establish North, South, East and West, and Tate (their father) awaiting for their return in the center." The bandana is made of 100% cotton by Hanblechia Designs. It measures 22" square.