This listing is for a DIY medicine bag kit, talisman bag, or amulet. Its nice to have a bag custom made but it is also fun to do it yourself. I recognize that you don't have all of the equipment to do it and that you don't want to buy an entire hide....just what you need. This listing is for "that". In the pictures for the listing I have shown the most popular natural deerskin colors as well as my fireside dyed deerskins. The look really great together as well but there are so many options and if you can give me an idea of what you want to create I can always send a picture of available stock.
I can furnish you with leather, artificial sinew to sew it with, glue, beads, buttons, feathers, stones, and even herbs for the medicine bundle. The prices may vary depending on your selections but there are many things included for the $25.00 price range. There are also three sizes, small medium, and large. Small would be considered about 2" X 2", Medium would be 2 1/2" X 4" and large would be 3" X 5". These would include fringe but if the fringe is super long then you should choose the next size up. Just email me with your ideas and we can get started.
Below you can read more about medicine bags and what they mean. You can also purchase a custom medicine bag at this listing.
A medicine bag isn't exactly what it sounds like. To Native Americans a medicine bags was a sacred item, a talisman, or amulet. They were known to carry the "medicine" of that person, which is to say that they would contain the items that were most sacred to that person.....things that brought them protection, and strength, memories, etc. Typical items used in a traditional medicine bag were herbs, stones, and animal items. Once someone fills the medicine bag it become sacred and is not to be shared with anyone.
Medicine bags, back in the day, were usually small and a little more on the plain side than they are today but the meaning is still the same. Size and the items used in it can determine the price for a custom medicine bag but they start at $55.00 and go up from there. The average medicine bag is about 1" X 2" in the pocket of the bag. The neck straps can be made of leather, hemp, or another kind of cording and the bags themselves can be made out of many different materials. They can be embellished with branding, stones, beads, fabric, just anything that is symbolic of your own style.
Each custom medicine bag also comes with a medicine bundle. The bundle is sealed but contains the following.
Cedar - purification - protection, prayer, and healing
Bear berry leaf - to carry the prayers to the Great Spirit
Mullein leaf - healing and medicinal needs
Red willow bark - prayers, spiritual protection, respect
Red sumac leaf - to mix with tobacco to help carry prayers
spearmint leaf - a pair with tobacco for smoking
Lavender - love, devotion, silence, tranquility
Sage (white and desert)- purification - cleaning
Sweetgrass - protection, healing
Tobacco - gift from the creator. smoke carries prayers to the Great Spirit
Blue Hopi corn kernel for your food source.
The deerskin that is on the bag is a symbol of gentleness and unconditional love. Shows the ability to move through life’s obsticals with grace.
Medicine bags are a very personal thing and each one is unique. If you would like a medicine bag made specifically for you I would love to help you create the perfect piece. Just email me and I will lead you through the process.
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