Authentic Native American Indian Apache Medicine Bag
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Leather has variations that some may call imperfections but we think of as character.
Each bag is unique and the photos and our comments will help you choose the perfect bag for you.
Paula says - "This large deerskin bag by Cynthia Whitehawk has double fringe all the way around. Whitehawk's bags show impeccable workmanship and attention to detail.
"One feature I especially like is the front half of the pouch is "pooched" out so that you can carry more items in it. This bag is functional art that you can carry as a purse or use for other purposes."
clear quartz points;
Nickel and copper beads and cones
Hand braided neckstrap is an integral part of the bag's stitching line, so it is not reliant on the top flap for strength in carrying.
Words from Apache artist Cynthia Whitehawk:
MEDICINE BAG - Medicine bags are ancient personal empowerment tools. Spiritually representing the wearer, they contain that which is most Spiritually significant & healing to the individual to help guide and protect one on their journey. This might include collected Spirit objects or totems, a small feather, beads, horse hair, healing gemstones & crystals, seeds, photos & more. Those items that are important to the wearer protect, grounds them to our Mother Earth and the Creator, and brings them strength & healing.
MY MISSION - We are thankful and honored to be able to respect the Spirits of the plants, animals and Mother Earths elements who give themselves and continue their life as healing tools for us. We offer these tools for Spiritual expression, to be in balance with Mother Earth and one's self.
QUARTZ - Clear Quartz known as the "master healer" will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Clear quarts draws off negative energy of all kinds.
RUTILATED QUARTZ -While most varieties of transparent quartz are valued most when they show no inclusions, some are valued chiefly because of them! The most popular of these is known as rutilated quartz. Rutilated quartz has a network of needle-like inclusions of rutile crystals (titanium dioxide) that looks like a frozen meteor shower. The term rutile means "reddish" in Latin. Rutilated quartz is also known as rutilite, golden rutile quartz, venusí hair stone or cupidís darts.