dance and shake their bones
“So the kids, they dance, they shake their bones.” The Dancing Skeleton motif conveys the psychedelic nature of the Grateful Dead and their music. Skeletons are closely associated with death. When juxtaposed with dancing, a joyful and expressive part of life, the Dancing Skeleton represents a sublime paradox, the hint of death in life, and life in death- the dependency and interconnectedness that exists between alternate planes of reality. Some consider the Dancing Skeleton to be the quintessential Dead emblem: a "Dead" figure, dancing in celebration despite its lack of life, certainly seems to embody the idea of “Grateful”.
New York jewelry designer, Cynthia Gale, designed this Official Grateful Dead jewelry collection. Working with the graphic image of Dancing Skeletons, Gale’s designs capture and celebrate this iconic Dead artwork in artisan crafted, sterling silver. Rock On, Dead-heads!
Over 25 Years of Sterling Silver Creations
For over 25 years, Cynthia Gales sterling silver creations have been crafted by talented teams of artisans in Bali, Indonesia. Working with American cultural institutions from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Washington National Cathedral to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Gale’s work is known for its distinctive design aesthetic and high quality.