:an object (such as an animal or plant) serving as the emblem of a family or clan, often as a reminder of their ancestry.
The english word, totem, originated from a Native North American word in the Ojibwa language, "doodem".
Anthropologist and philosophers use the word “totem” broadly to describe a practice that is observed in cultures around the world. There are various complexities of how totemism is defined and used from culture to culture.
I created these pieces with a deep appreciation for totemism as a global phenomenon that unifies us as humans. People all over the world connect their identities to symbols of love, strength, truth, spirituality, and history.
Each of these heirlooms is a blank slate ready to be filled with the symbols and stones that help tell your story and remind you of who you are, where you came from and where you are going.
Let’s tell your story...
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Begin your very own Totem journey with Samantha Louise today! Once we receive your deposit, we will reach out to you within 2-3 business days to discuss your project and start designing! In the meantime, please fill out the questionnaire at the bottom of this page.
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Samantha Louise Jewelry is custom made to order. Please allow 8-12 weeks for all custom Totem projects. We have some pieces in stock. To check our availability or customize a design please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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