According to tradition, a Thunderbird is the source of storms, a force that is sometimes good, sometimes bad, bringing rain to the land, but also flooding and storm damage. It generates thunder by beating its wings, and creates lightening with the flash of its eyes, as they open and close. In some tribes, the Thunderbird is considered a messenger of the Creator; or a symbol of strength and protection from evil spirits.
Inspired by this legend, Laurentian Chief has created a traditional men’s moccasin that features hand-beaded Thunderbird detailing. This handsome loafer is classic in style, made with supple but strong moose-hide leather in cork brown, hand-stitched gathered vamp and rawhide laces.
Laurentian Chief footwear is made in North America with the highest quality materials and time-honored craftsmanship. The Men’s Moose-hide Moccasin is a special tribute to Native American heritage, with its beaded motif and traditional design. The cultural and symbolic significance of the powerful Thunderbird make them even more distinctive and unique.
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