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Sacred Catlinite Disc Medicine Pouch

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Authentic Native American traditional plains Indian tobacco pouch with sacred catlinite pipestone disc by Lakota artist Alan Monore

Authentic Native American traditional plains Indian tobacco pouch with sacred catlinite pipestone disc by Lakota artist Alan Monore

Authentic Native American traditional plains Indian tobacco pouch with sacred catlinite pipestone disc by Lakota artist Alan Monore

Authentic Native American traditional plains Indian tobacco pouch with sacred catlinite pipestone disc by Lakota artist Alan Monore

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Authentic Native American traditional plains Indian tobacco pouch with sacred catlinite pipestone disc by Lakota artist Alan Monore

Authentic Native American traditional plains Indian tobacco pouch with sacred catlinite pipestone disc by Lakota artist Alan Monore

Authentic Native American traditional plains Indian tobacco pouch with sacred catlinite pipestone disc by Lakota artist Alan Monore

Authentic Native American traditional plains Indian tobacco pouch with sacred catlinite pipestone disc by Lakota artist Alan Monore

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Sacred Catlinite Disc Medicine Pouch

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Paula says - "These buckskin bags are made in the style of a traditional plains Indian tobacco pouch. Each bag is hand cut and hand stitched and has a 2" diameter disc made of solid sacred catlinite (pipestone) from Alan Monroe's quarry at the National Monument and Shrine located in Pipestone, Minnesota."

Authentic Native American traditional plains Indian tobacco pouch with sacred catlinite pipestone disc by Lakota artist Alan Monore

Material
soft deerskin leather; glass crow beads; bone hair pipe beads; brass cones; catlinite (pipestone) (Read about stones)
Size
bag is 5" tall x 4" wide at the widest point;
disc is 2" diameter x 1/4" thick;
Artist
Alan Monroe, fifth generation Oglala Sioux artist and pipe maker living in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

"Each bag is adorned with brass cones and beads, bone hair pipe beads, and glass crow beads in the four sacred colors. Read about the Four Sacred Colors.

"An Authenticity card from the artist is available upon request. Just add a note in the box on the order form."

 

Authentic Native American traditional plains Indian tobacco pouch with sacred catlinite pipestone disc by Lakota artist Alan Monore

Alan Monroe - Oglala 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.

About Lakota Sioux

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. Read about stones

What are Bone Hair Pipe Beads?

Hair pipe beads are long hollow beads usually, but not always, having tapered ends. The term "hair pipe" was likely coined by early white traders who saw indians wearing the long beads as hair ornaments.

Hair pipes are thought to have been originally made of conch shell by southeastern Indians (Chickasaw, Creeks, and Cherokee).Some of the oldest shell hair pipes, discovered in Tennessee, are estimated to be from 4,000 years ago.

Hair pipes of bone appeared around the late 1800s when white traders brought corn cob pipes to the Ponca Indians of the midwest - the Poncas found that the bone pipe stems made excellent hair pipes. Later, hair pipes were made of glass, brass, silver, horn and other materials.

What are Crow beads?

Crow beads are cut from colored tubes of glass or plastic and tumbled and polished to give a smooth rounded, slightly oval finish. They commonly range in size from 6mm to 9mm with a 3mm hole. Crow beads are popular for decorating medicine bags, hair braids and some Native American styles of jewelry.

Native American Apache Indian DreamcatcherAbout the Four Colors Medicine Wheel

The Medicine Wheel, or Circle of Life, is found in many tribes and in many parts of the world, but there are beliefs common to them all. The compass points North, South, East and West give four directions. Mother Earth is below and Father Sky is above, giving six directions. These six directions are also symbolized by animal fetish carvings.

The circle shape represents life. We change like the seasons as we pass through life, traveling through the part of the circle. The center of the circle is the Spirit, from which everything extends and everything returns.

Below are some general beliefs about the colors, animal totems and uses of the medicine wheel. Every tribe and every person has their own beliefs and you should use what best represents what you believe.

Native American Apache Indian Dreamcatcher

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