This green dyed genuine pigskin suede leather medicine bag features a genuine porcelain cabochon that I purchased from Red Ventling. I've used an embellishment technique I learned from Paula Adams using size 13/0 charlotte cut and size 14/0 Japanese round glass beads. Bag is hand sewn and measures 3 3/4 x 11" not including strap. This is a One-Of-A-Kind creation.
The Bear is representative of introspection, strength, leadership, learned humility, motherhood, and teaching, and is also frequently mentioned as "first helper" in creation/emergence stories. The bear embodies self-observation, because every winter, it retires to a cave to reflect on the events of the past year. It enters into the great silence, the big empty, to find the answers to all questions. Many people also choose the path of silence and solitude to find themselves. This is an opportunity to obtain answers, since all answers can be found within ourselves. Self-observation is necessary to recognize one's wishes. The power of the bear embraces this receiving, female energy. The bear withdraws into a dream world every winter in the search for answers and is reborn every spring. The bear teaches us how important it is to recognize the right time to take a step back from the noisy world around us and from our thoughts. For it is in silence that we can hear the voice of the higher self that knows the answers to all questions and holds the solution to all problems. Use the power of the bear to realize your goals. Bear is also known as a creature of the "Dream-time".
Actually, this medicine bag was made specifically as a unique one-of-a-kind Christmas Gift for my Canadian friend Tania. She is a very talented artist who has fallen on hard times do to ill health and she's currently waiting for a Kidney and Pancreas transplant. She has been a great friend, very kind, and extremely generous to me considering her circumstances, so I can only return the favor in the best way that I can. I chose the Grizzly Bear for her Medicine Bag because she is known as the 'Bear Woman" so I thought this would have personal significance to her. I placed tribal grasses and herbs in the bag and had it blessed by a 3rd Nation Cherokee Chief. This was about the highest compliment I figured I could give her in acknowledging the great friendship we've established!!.
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