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CUSTOM The Griz Medicine Bag...

The white wild hunter called this souvenir "the griz" as a statement of his own power, strength and wild nature stolen from the grizzly after the kill... After seeing Native Peoples wearing huge necklaces of bear claws (never sold but given as a gift) the white man would simply claim one claw for his own selfish reason. His tracks resemble a humans track by the way they "heel to toe" pace when they walk. The word grizzly comes from a French word GRISEL, meaning grayish because gray hairs are mixed with its multicolored coat. He was called the silvertip until the term grizzly became popular.

Native Americans both feared and revered the grizzly bear. Blackfeet Indians avoided the grizzly and regarded it as a sacred animal of great supernatural and physical power. To the Blackfoot, the grizzly was part bear and part human, and only the buffalo received greater veneration. Blackfeet traditions indicate that when there are medicine bundles hanging in the tipi, it is necessary to refer to the grizzly bear using descriptive terms, but not the generic name of the bear. Maybe calling the bear brother, uncle or grandmother. In speaking of a particular grizzly, “sticky mouth” is a term often used by the Blackfeet.

Carry this old griz claw to feel his power, strength and swiftness...

This bag is 3 1/2 by 5 inches embellished with dark and light wooden beads with a 36 inch braided leather lanyard...
CUSTOM The Griz Medicine Bag...

The white wild hunter called this souvenir "the griz" as a statement of his own power, strength and wild nature stolen from the grizzly after the kill... After seeing Native Peoples wearing huge necklaces of bear claws (never sold but given as a gift) the white man would simply claim one claw for his own selfish reason. His tracks resemble a humans track by the way they "heel to toe" pace when they walk. The word grizzly comes from a French word GRISEL, meaning grayish because gray hairs are mixed with its multicolored coat. He was called the silvertip until the term grizzly became popular.

Native Americans both feared and revered the grizzly bear. Blackfeet Indians avoided the grizzly and regarded it as a sacred animal of great supernatural and physical power. To the Blackfoot, the grizzly was part bear and part human, and only the buffalo received greater veneration. Blackfeet traditions indicate that when there are medicine bundles hanging in the tipi, it is necessary to refer to the grizzly bear using descriptive terms, but not the generic name of the bear. Maybe calling the bear brother, uncle or grandmother. In speaking of a particular grizzly, “sticky mouth” is a term often used by the Blackfeet.

Carry this old griz claw to feel his power, strength and swiftness...

This bag is 3 1/2 by 5 inches embellished with dark and light wooden beads with a 36 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.

CUSTOM The Griz Medicine Bag SOLD

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, sinew, wooden beads, paint braided leather lanyard, glass pony beads
  • Feedback: 140 reviews
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