A medicine bag is a pouch traditionally worn around
the neck and used to carry significant items such as small
crystals, rocks, herbs etc. Practitioners
may place personally significant items and items for use in their healing practice
in their medicine bag. If you are not a practitioner you can still use the bag
for items significant for you, for example: something to represent your power
animal or guides; an item representing a personal significant moment for you;
something that represents something you wish to develop or happen. If something
falls out of your bag or gets lost don’t worry as it has probably already
served you. You may like to smudge new items before you add them to your bag.
Our deerskin medicine bags are handmade by Sylvia Jackson and other women of the Navajo
Nation (Din'eh), USA. Our wholesaler trades directly with this artist to make sure she
receives a fair price for her work.
Deerskin is the traditional leather for medicine
bags and these bags are made from soft quality leather
with an excellent finish. A bead sits at the top of the bag made from blown
glass which slides allowing you to open the bag and put in it whatever small
precious items you wish to carry. The bear symbol is made from wood. You can
adjust the length of the cord tie to hang around your neck by moving the knot.
Bag height approx. 5 cms (2 inches), length of cord approx. 28 inches (70 cms).
This is a hand crafted item and therefore may vary slightly.
also have listed a selection of items you may find relevant for your
medicine bag as well as some other miscellaneous traditional and
contemporary items you may find useful for your professional or personal