Rose Little Thunder, Oglala Lakota
Beaded with the Four Sacred Colors.
Little Thunder, Oglala Lakota
$40 plus s/h
Paula says - "This pouch is beaded with the Four Sacred Colors and comes filled with Sacred Red Cedar leaves. The small size makes it convenient to wear under a shirt."
FOUR SACRED COLORS
Many Native Americans view the world as having four directions. Each direction has a special meaning and color associated with it. The Lakota use the colors black, red, yellow and white to represent the four directions. For some, the colors represent the four seasons and the changes we make on our journey through life. Every tribe and every person has their own beliefs and you should use what best represents what you believe. Read more about Four Colors Medicine Wheel.
SACRED RED CEDAR
Sacred Red Cedar is known by many indigenous people as the "Tree of Life", because it sustains the mind, body, and soul. The smoke of cedar burned as incense during prayer or ceremony carries prayers to the Creator. As with sweetgrass and sage, cedar is often burned in a ritual called "smudging" to drive out negative energies and to purify spaces and objects. The Lakota Sioux burn cedar leaves in ceremonies for Wakinyan, the Thunderbird.