These 24 runes were hand crafted in house by Jim from hand harvested cottonwood and inlaid with lapis. Each rune is carved, inlaid by hand, and sanded to perfect softness. They are then finished with 100% Tung Oil to help protect them. Throughout the process they are being infused with intent. They do come with an instruction booklet that includes methods for reading Norse runes and the meanings of each.
The cottonwood tree was sacred to many Native Americans, particularly in the Southwest. The Apache tribes considered cottonwood trees a symbol of the sun, and some northern Mexican tribes associated cottonwoods with the afterlife, using cottonwood boughs in funeral rituals. Cottonwood roots were used for carving kachina dolls, masks, and other ceremonial objects by the Hopi, Pueblo, and Navajo tribes. The cottonwood was also viewed as a medicine tree in many Plains Indian tribes, with sacred poles and sun dance artifacts often being made from cottonwood trunks and branches. Cottonwood shares many qualities with other trees of the Populus family,
The name Lapis Lazuli means ‘blue stone’. It’s more commonly known as just Lapis. If you haven’t seen Lapis before, it’s the stone that has a beautiful celestial blue color.
Not only does Lapis empower your thoughts, it can also protect you from both psychic and physical attacks in both your personal or professional life. Lapis is a good sheilding stone because of all the protective energies that it holds. But it’s also a manifestation stone because it can help you make your dreams a reality!
Cottowood with Lapis provide insight and guidance to anyone working with ancestral energies and manifestation.