This piece was designed by Ted Lowe in celebration of his Cherokee heritage. Within the medicine wheel are the seven sacred Cherokee colors that represent the seven sacred Cherokee directions: North, South, East, West, Above, Below, and "Here in the Center." North - Blue (defeat; sadness; trouble) South - White (peace; serenity; happiness; purity) East - Red (success; power; triumph; healing) West - Black (death; doorway to the spirit world) The Upper World - Yellow (peace & order) The Lower World - Brown (chaos & Turmoil) Here in the Center - Green (Where "you" are now) The pendant and holder are made of brass. The pendant is 38-mm in size (the size as an old U.S. Silver Dollar). I assembled this piece, but the pendant is not Native American made.