Monday, October 26, 2015

Handcrafted Medicine Bag...

I've been working on this Medicine Bag for quite awhile.  Today it is complete.  Traditionally used to hold various items of supernatural power: special stones, animal fur, tobacco or healing herbs, totems, fetishes, magical tokens and blessings, all items having significant meaning to the owner!  No person, apart from the owner, was allowed to look inside this bag.  When the owner died, they were buried with it.

This is my Dream Bag: with visible reference to my daydreams (turquoise fox fetish) & my night dreams (black onyx fox fetish) strung along this beaded strand!  Tucked inside, of my eyes only, are the magical powers significant to me.  True to native tradition, I will be buried with this.