This approximate 1" x 1.25" oblong medium medallion with a Shakers Tree of Life is handcrafted of lead free pewter and on an approximately 36" satin cord.
Early Shakers expressed religious imagination through illustrations called "spirit drawings". Perhaps the best known of these is the Tree of Life drawn in 1854 by Hannah Cohoon, a Shaker sister from Hancock Village, MA. In sister Hannah's image the disks are colored red and green and symbolize the abundant fruits of spiritual labor. Nowadays it's widely used to symbolize the simple integrity of Shaker heritage.