Turtle Tan Leather Medicine Bag by Sylvia Jackson
Artist: Hand made by Sylvia Jackson & other members of the Navajo Nation (Din'eh), USA. This is a group of Navajo women, helped by their children to make deerskin medicine bags, bone & bead necklaces and feather fans.
Made from: Deerskin. The traditional leather for medicine bags.
Dimensions: Height of actual bag part (ie the bit you put your items into) is about 5 cms (2 inches). Total length of leather cord for hanging around neck is about 28 inches (70cms) but this length is adjustable by moving the knot.
We say (by Brett): The leather is lovely and soft and the finish is excellent. The bead that sits at the top of the bag is unique and made of a blown glass. It slides easily up and down the leather straps, which then allows space for you to open up the bag to put whatever precious item/items you wish to carry. The little animal/symbol on the bag is made of wood and tied onto the leather on the flap. The chord that goes around your neck is pretty long and is made so that you can tie it to whatever length you wish it to be. I like my medicine bag to hang near my heart. These are really well made bags and hand-made by the artist. The colour of the leather can vary slightly. It is always a lightish brown as can be seen in the photos. If you have a preference for darker or lighter please say in the “anything else to tell us” box on the address page and if we can help we will.
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