Man in the maze

Man in the maze

Man in the maze, the labyrinth of life

Long time ago, the "O'odham" people used to represent "The man in the maze" mostly on their baskets, then, later Hopi tribe picked it up for their jewellery.

The interpretation of this symbol vary from family to family, but the common one is that circle with a man and a labyrinth represent life, with good and dark paths, birth and death.

The man at the top represents birth (of individual, of family or of tribe). The maze under him represents the changes one goes through during life. With each twist and turn, the man becomes more understanding and stronger as a person. The dark center represents death or the begining of a new journey and thus, the cycle repeats itself.

The journey of life is a journey through a maze, begining at birth and continuing through childhood, adulthood and finally ending in old age.

Selection of the month

    • Woman <span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Navajo ring with double </span><span style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;>Royston </span><span style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;>Turquoise set on silver.<br /></span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Size of the centrale piece: 38mm x 30mm</span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Sterling silver 925/1000e.</span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; font-weight: bold;>If you don't find this ring in your size,<br style=font-weight: bold; />please contact us, we may have it in stock.</span></p
    • Woman <span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Navajo ring with </span><span style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;>Royston</span><span style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;> Turquoise set on silver.<br /></span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Size of the centrale piece: 15mm x 12mm</span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Sterling silver 925/1000e.</span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; font-weight: bold;>If you don't find this ring in your size,<br style=font-weight: bold; />please contact us, we may have it in stock.</span></p
    • Woman <span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Navajo ring with Royston Turquoise set on silver.</span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Size of the centrale piece: 20mm x 17mm</span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Sterling silver 925/1000e.</span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; font-weight: bold;>If you don't find this ring in your size,<br style=font-weight: bold; />please contact us, we may have it in stock.</span></p
    • Woman <span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Navajo Fetishes Necklace in Silver.</span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Length : 16.</span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Sterling silver 925/1000e.</span></p
    • Woman <span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Navajo Fetishes Necklace in Silver.</span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Length : 16.</span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Sterling silver 925/1000e.</span></p
    • Woman Navajo Fetishes Necklace in Silver
    • Man <span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Navajo Bracelet <span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Sleeping Beauty</span> Turquoise set on Silver. </span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Wrist size : 7.4</span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Width : 50mm.</span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Sterling Silver 925/1000e.</span></p
    • Man <span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Navajo Bracelet <span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Sleeping Beauty</span> Turquoise set on Silver. </span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Wrist size : 7.4</span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Width : 40mm.</span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Sterling Silver 925/1000e.</span></p
    • Man <span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Navajo Bracelet <span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Sleeping Beauty</span> Turquoise set on Silver. </span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Wrist size : 7.1</span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Width : 25mm.</span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Sterling Silver 925/1000e.</span></p
    • Unisex Navajo Pendant Feather in mat silver
    • Unisex <span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Navajo Feather pendant in silver.</span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Size (HxL) : 44mm x 16mm.</span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Sterling silver 925/1000e.</span></p
    • Unisex Navajo Pandant Feather Turquoise Sleeping Beauty set in silver. 
    • Woman Zuni earrings, coral and black jet inlay set in silver
    • Woman Navajo Feather Earrings set in silver
    • Woman <span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Santo Domingo earrings Spondylus and Black Jet set</span><span style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;> in silver.<br /></span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;>Size : 90mm x 22mm</span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; /><span style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262; font-weight: bold;>Silver claps 925/1000e.</span></p

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