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The Dew Upon the Snake Doctor Medicine Bag... Dragonflies are not afraid of snakes, sometimes seen perched atop a snake’s head and the snake appeared to be in a trance, as if under the dragonfly’s spell...

The Southwest Native American culture use the term "snake doctor" in reference to a legend that dragonflies follow snakes around and stitch them back together if they are injured. For the Navajo tribe the dragonfly is the symbol for pure water. I created a symbol of predawn New Mexico suspended overhead. To give honor to the element of Water, I struck an image of the dragonfly shimmering blue and covered in dew drops, awaiting a New Mexico dawn...

In the Hopi and Pueblo tribes, the dragonfly was considered a medicine animal, associated with healing and transformation, whose spirit was often called upon by medicine people. Killing a dragonfly was considered highly taboo in the Pueblo tribes. They called the dragonfly a Water Dragon. Dragonfly images frequently appear in sacred sand paintings to represent the element of water. In Native Americans of the Plains, dragonflies are symbols of protection or even invincibility. Pictures of dragonflies were often painted on war shirts and tepee covers to ward off danger and injury. The Yaqui also have a Dragonfly Dance among their tribal dance traditions.
The meaning of the Dragonfly symbol was to signify happiness, speed and purity. The dragonfly also represents transformation and life's ever constant process of change. The dragonfly is a long tailed, four winged insect that inhabit the waters of North America, as do many snakes. This symbolism is based on the life of a dragonfly which in first year or more of their lives, they live in the water as nymphs. They then metamorphose into the flying creature we recognize as the dragonfly.


It is said that the dragonfly needs light to fly, so wear the the Dew Upon the Snake Doctor Medicine Bag as you patiently wait for dawn...

This black medicine bag is 3 1/2 by 5 inches embellished with black and iridescent glass and moonstone beads on a 28 inch braided leather lanyard...
The Dew Upon the Snake Doctor Medicine Bag... Dragonflies are not afraid of snakes, sometimes seen perched atop a snake’s head and the snake appeared to be in a trance, as if under the dragonfly’s spell...

The Southwest Native American culture use the term "snake doctor" in reference to a legend that dragonflies follow snakes around and stitch them back together if they are injured. For the Navajo tribe the dragonfly is the symbol for pure water. I created a symbol of predawn New Mexico suspended overhead. To give honor to the element of Water, I struck an image of the dragonfly shimmering blue and covered in dew drops, awaiting a New Mexico dawn...

In the Hopi and Pueblo tribes, the dragonfly was considered a medicine animal, associated with healing and transformation, whose spirit was often called upon by medicine people. Killing a dragonfly was considered highly taboo in the Pueblo tribes. They called the dragonfly a Water Dragon. Dragonfly images frequently appear in sacred sand paintings to represent the element of water. In Native Americans of the Plains, dragonflies are symbols of protection or even invincibility. Pictures of dragonflies were often painted on war shirts and tepee covers to ward off danger and injury. The Yaqui also have a Dragonfly Dance among their tribal dance traditions.
The meaning of the Dragonfly symbol was to signify happiness, speed and purity. The dragonfly also represents transformation and life's ever constant process of change. The dragonfly is a long tailed, four winged insect that inhabit the waters of North America, as do many snakes. This symbolism is based on the life of a dragonfly which in first year or more of their lives, they live in the water as nymphs. They then metamorphose into the flying creature we recognize as the dragonfly.


It is said that the dragonfly needs light to fly, so wear the the Dew Upon the Snake Doctor Medicine Bag as you patiently wait for dawn...

This black medicine bag is 3 1/2 by 5 inches embellished with black and iridescent glass and moonstone beads on a 28 inch braided leather lanyard...

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The section called Gallery CUSTOM from Sold is to help customers wanting a custom-made bag to find similar bag ideas. Select one of these and I will make a CUSTOM bag for you similar to it or of the same subject matter. The bag color is of my choice but I will try to accommodate a special request. These bags cannot be duplicated, obviously, being one-of-a-kind creations. Once a custom-made order is placed there are no exchanges, new selection or return.
Earthwayspirits medicine bags are hand crafted and hand painted, one of a kind. The craftmeanship of the leather pouch is substantial. The beading is secured with polyester threat to prevent breaking. The painting, however, will not withstand misuse of any kind; stretching, scraping or exposing it to any liquids. I use a fabric paint sealant to make the paint and ink more adherant. Under normal wear and tear, earthwayspirits medicine bags should last years. Store in a dry, dark and cool place...
Allow me 8 days to create your medicine bag and then add shipping time. Please inquire through Etsy messaging if you would like to request a specific color leather or beading be used, only if available.

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: black glass beads, sinew, paint, braided leather lanyard, leather, iridescent beads, moonstone beads, ink
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