Mi’kmaq Star

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Each wooden 8 point star is handmade with pride using only select grade pine and displays its own unique wood characteristics and each point is hand selected to match its corresponding point.

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The torched and stained Mi’kmaq Star is a great accent piece for your home to show your Mi’kmaq Pride!  Each wooden 8 point star is handmade with pride using only select grade pine and displays its own unique wood characteristics. Each point is hand selected to match its corresponding point.

Not intended for exterior exposure during harsh winter months.
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The Origins

In 1983, a man in Bedford, Nova Scotia came across a Mi’kmaq petroglyph in a wooded area (a petroglyph is a symbol or design carved into the rock on the ground). This petroglyph was an eight-point star – a symbol that is very important to the Mi’kmaq.  It is believed that this eight-point petroglyph is over 500 years old.
Prior to European colonization, the Mi’kmaq Nation used a seven point star to represent their seven traditional land districts now known as the Maritimes Provinces. Which was later updated to an eight point star to welcome their brothers and sisters from the newly included Newfoundland (Taqmkuk) district.  For hundreds of years, the Mi’kmaq have been celebrating the eight-point star as a symbol for their nation.  Most believe, however, that the eight points represent togetherness with all Nations and is a reminder to respect the Creator and one another.

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Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 69 × 3 × 69 cm
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Original custom/handmade wooden art.  Many designs inspired by the Mi’kmaq Star (8 point star). Various colours, designs and techniques.   As well as other wooden art created by Mi’kmaq/Irish woodworker.

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