Authentic Native American Indian Apache Medicine Bag
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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.
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."
Hand carved and hand painted Bone Raven Feather Totems on flap and below.
Turquoise and coral beads; red buffalo horn beads; nickel, copper and brass beads and cones.
This bag was entirely hand sewn and all materials, beads & findings are USA made.
Leather has variations that some may call imperfections but we think of as character.
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.
RAVEN/CROW - Raven and Crow are very similar in their strengths: both carry great responsibility to Spirit and are the messengers of magic and healing from the universe where all knowledge waits for us. They also symbolize changes in consciousness, of levels of awareness and perception. Shamans, Spiritualists & Healers with Raven/Crow Medicine are able to use their gifts with deeper clarity, understanding & insight, developing greater power & skill in their abilities.