Four Directions Collection

The 7 Lined  Spiral is a design that has been found on artifacts in the Mounds Builder Settlements of the South Eastern United States. 

With this symbol, the focus is on:

  • balance
  • customary stages of life (childhood, adolescence, adulthood, elder)
  • cardinal direction (North, South, East, West)
  • seasons of the year (spring, summer, autumn, winter)
  • fluidity expressed through the flowing lines which mimic water, a very important part of all Southeast Indigenous communities 
  • an emphasis on the recurring number four

In keeping with this tradition, our Directions Collection expands this shape to also include a total of seven lines.  The numbers four and seven are central to Cherokee life.  For example, we look to the Seven Generations that came before us to ensure the success of the Seven Generations to come.  We also have seven clans (wolf, deer, long hair, paint, blue, wild potato, and bird).  

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