Small Sterling Silver Earrings depicting Slavic Kolovrat Sunwheel.
The Kolovrat (lit.: “turning wheel”) is a symbol from pre-Christian Slavic religion. It was dedicated to the Sun God Svarog and often called “The wheel of Svarog.”
Kolovrat or kolowrat (also Colovrat, sometimes anglicized as Collowrath) means spinning wheel in a number of Slavic languages (contemporary or archaic meaning): “kolo” means “wheel”, “vrat” is the stem for “turning/spinning/etc.” It may also be an archaic form of the East Slavic word kolovorot for “brace”.
It represents strength, dignity, sun and fire, Life, death, rebirth, the turning of the wheel, the journey of the sun, the changing of the seasons. It is a symbol of secular as well as spiritual power. The kolovrat represents the endless cycle of birth and deaths. Each turn of the wheel is a cycle of life in our world.
These sterling silver earrings are 1/2″ diameter and have a silver stud back with a sterling silver clasp. They are slightly domed and have a reticulated texture.
A unique handmade item.