West Jaguar Tray


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Inspired by the archetypal animal “jaguar” from ancient Andean shamnism and the medicine way, each of the archetypal animals exudes a different flavor of energy. Jagua: Where serpent represents the power of healing which is gradual and incremental; jaguar stands for sudden transformation. That which endures is always changing and renewing itself; that which remains unchanged perishes. We can transform our bodies so that they heal more rapidly and age more elegantly by embodying the forces represented by jaguar. Consider the metaphor that we have nine lives, like cats. When we reach the end of one of these lifetimes (others might call them stages or phases), it is important to give the old self a decent burial, and then leap like a jaguar into who we are becoming. Otherwise, we can spend years patching and fixing an old self which we have outgrown. Jaguar teaches us to step beyond fear, violence and death. She is the life force of the jungle and the steward of the life force.

These dishes are made with speckled clay, weighty, textured and earthy.  Each bowl and plate is hand made so every item is different in shape, texture and appearance.  These dishes are are fully glazed and can be safely used to eat from, even though they look like they are raw, they are sealed with a matt finish.

This tray is ideal for protecting surfaces from small candles, incense, cones, and even cute little ring trays by the sink.  They can be used for small crystals, coins, or any small trinkets you can think of.

Each piece is pre-ordered and will take 4 weeks before it’s shipped.

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Additional information

Weight0.5 lbs
Dimensions5 × 5 × 2 in


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