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Alan Monroe, Lakota

MSC - Four Colors Sage Bags
with Sacred Catlinite

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Authentic Native American Buckskin Sage Bag with sacred four colors beads and catlinte block by Lakota artisan Alan Monroe
butter deerskin
MSC-A - $35 plus s/h
Authentic Native American Buckskin Sage Bag with sacred four colors beads and catlinte block by Lakota artisan Alan Monroe
tan deerskin
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Authentic Native American Buckskin Sage Bag with sacred four colors beads and catlinte block by Lakota artisan Alan Monroe
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Authentic Native American Buckskin Sage Bag with sacred four colors beads and catlinte block by Lakota artisan Alan Monroe

Bags are handmade from deer skin and stuffed with silver sage from the Black Hills, which has a sweeter smell than most sage. Sage pleases the spirits and is used for healing and to drive out negativity. Sage neck bags are traditionally worn continuously under the shirt with respect and for protection.

A Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist is available upon request.

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Native American Indian Buckskin Sage Bag

Each bag has a piece of sacred pipestone from the artist's quarry at Pipestone National Monument. The chunk was tumbled, polished and drilled. The rock you receive will be similar in size but may vary somewhat from the one pictured.

leather
buckskin
dimensions
approximately 1 1/4" wide x 1 3/4" long
strap
26 inch continuous loop that can be adjusted by tying shorter.
beads
block of sacred catlinite; brass beads; four colors high quality glass beads
details
hand sewn and stuffed with freshly picked sage from the Black Hills of South Dakota.
artist
Alan Monroe, Lakota

Paula says - "If you'd like to use one of these bags as a medicine bag or to hold a totem or special item, you can slide the beads on the neck strap up, open the bag, remove the sage and put your item in the bag."

Authentic Native American Lakota Indian Buckskin Sage Bag by Alan Monroe

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.

About Pipestone

Pipestone, also known as catlinite, is a form of clay called argillite with a high iron content that colors it a deep red to pale orange. Pipestone was discovered in southwestern Minnesota by the Sioux Indians, who consider it a sacred material and use it to carve pipes and other ceremonial objects. It is easy to carve because of its lack of quartz. The catlinite quarries located at Pipestone National Monument are considered sacred to many Native American people. Read more about Sacred Red Pipestone from Minnesota.

Alan Monroe - Lakota

Alan Monroe creates his Northern Plains artwork from hides, stone, leather, and wood. He learned the basics of quill working, weaponry, sculpting and pipe making from traditional and contemporary artisans in his family circle. He is a fifth generation pipe maker and considered by many to be a master pipe maker. In his sculptures, Monroe works with a variety of materials such as pipestone, bone, wood and alabaster. He creates small objects like fetishes to large pieces than can weigh hundreds of pounds. Al Monroe's work can be seen in many galleries and museums across the country and he has won many awards. Al Monroe was born in Hot Springs , South Dakota and is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. He graduated from Hot Springs High School and studied business and art in Nebraska, Tennessee, and South Dakota.

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"I received my Sage Bag yesterday and I'm very pleased with it. Thank you very much." - MR

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