“BOO-YAH!!!” Tribal Mask Pendant

by Beverly Borwick.
(Memphis, Tennessee)

Tribal Mask Pendant, story by Beverly Borwick

This great piece called out to me, and there was no release. As I tried to walk away, it continued to draw me back!

Found in a Western-themed antique shop in Oklahoma City in 2015, I could not look away, mesmerized. I felt drawn to its unspoken story, compelled to listen!

Later, having returned to my Memphis home, the design very thoughtfully came together.

I actually tried a couple of times to sell it — for both low and then higher prices, without success. At one point I almost gave it away to a friend; but then I changed my mind.

One morning I decided to be bold and wear it to Church. That’s when I realized it had too great a story to tell to part with it!

"Boo-YAH!" Tribal Mask Pendant, story by Beverly Borwick

“Boo-YAH!” A Native American Holyman of the Great Plains under the Great Sky, with a great call to PEACE among the Plains peoples.

Much more than simply a fascinating conversation piece, which it certainly has been, I’ve had brief, deeply meaningful conversations about the plight and flight of the Native Americans who lived on and loved the LAND way before the Pilgrims traversed Westward.

This fascinating Tribal Mask Pendant has many people to yet meet, and much deep and meaningful communicating and sharing, and perhaps healing to accomplish.

So No, I have decided today for sure that this necklace is not for sale — for any price.

Beverly Borwick
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  • This is such a mesmerizing piece, Beverly! I can totally see that once this pendant called to you, it would be impossible to leave without it. The necklace for it is perfect – and I love how this piece starts interesting conversations.

  • Rita Muller says:

    You absolutely made the right choice Beverly! I love your tribal piece. This is meant to be with you, and what a thrill to say “I made it” along with those great conversation. Thank you for sharing this beautiful, beautiful piece.

  • Beverly Borwick says:

    ???????? Thank you Rena and Rita!
    The mask was awesome as just the face, but he obviously needed earrings. So I added some of the components used for the necklace to design the dangles. I was very satisfied with the results!

    I hope that, in my continual treasure hunt through antique shops, I will uncover even more stories waiting to be told …

    Bev ????
    In Memphis ????

  • I hope so too, Bev! I’d love to hear their stories! 🙂

  • Lyone says:

    I love the way you have used cones in your necklace. So out of the box–and yet so simple! The whole piece looks amazing.

  • Jay says:

    It certainly does have a story. At first look, I thought it was an African mask.. Great conversation piece. Really got me going since I love ethnic jewelry and the stories that go with them. Now I will have to do some research to learn more about it. Thanks for sharing it with us. I would have bought it as soon as I saw it.

  • 🙋🏻 Hi Jay, and thank you for your praise!
    Actually he could speak to any ethnicity, culture, or ancient society!
    Growing up in America, I grew up watching all the Westerns, all the Cowboys & Indians tv shows and movies — so that’s why I am relating to and honoring specifically the Plains Indians.

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