Full Moon Miikinaak (Turtle)
Full Moon Miikinaak (Turtle) by First Nations Ojibwe artist Jackie Traverse – Original First Nations Woodland Art style painting presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
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Notes from DaVic Gallery: On a turtle’s back, the pattern of scales establishes the combination of numbers that define the lunar calendar cycle. The circle of scales that surround the edge add up to 28, the number of days that comprise the lunar cycle. (28 days from full moon to full moon). The center of the shell has a pattern of thirteen larger scales which represent the 13 moons of the Ojibwe lunar calendar. Mikinaak means Turtle in Ojibwe. Moon Ceremonies – Women gather at various phases of the Moon to honor Nokomis, our Grandmother, in order to restore our Feminine Power and to restore the balance between the feminine and masculine sides of ourselves.
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