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For this bag, the medicine I chose is a Celestial Tortoise Medicine Bag... I am magically making the desert tortoise heavenly by placing it among the stars...

The turtle has a prominent position as a symbol of steadfastness and tranquility in religion, mythology, and folklore from around the world. In Zuni legend, turtles bring fertility and longevity. Medicine bags with turtles associated with them ask similar longevity for their owners and are considered by some to have the ability to defy death. The tortoise is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge, and is able to defend itself on its own. It personifies water, the moon, the Earth, time, immortality, and fertility. Creation is associated with the tortoise and it is also believed that the tortoise bears the burden of the whole world. The underside of the tortoise represents the earth and the shell represents the heavens. The tortoise carries the universe and this is most powerful. The shape of North America is believed to resemble the shell and legs of a tortoise. so it's not surprising that turtle clans are very common among many Native Peoples.

A tortoise's longevity is suggested by its long lifespan and its shell, which was thought to protect it from any foe.A tortoise lives on the land primarily so has feet with long claws for digging and no webbing between the toes. Tortoise legs are more like short, strong stumps, good for dessert walking. A tortoise has a rounded or domed shell and since they are usually found in hot climates, they stay underground during the heat of the day. The tortoise is herbivorous, preferring succulents. Tortoise eggs are laid in a nest and when they hatch, the baby turtles move to the mother’s burrow. Tortoises tend to say in one area for life.

So, this is a creature of the desert for its whole life...but just for now, join the tortoise in the heavens...

This is a black 3 1/2 by 5 inch leather bag embellished with beads of black glass with a braided leather lanyard...
For this bag, the medicine I chose is a Celestial Tortoise Medicine Bag... I am magically making the desert tortoise heavenly by placing it among the stars...

The turtle has a prominent position as a symbol of steadfastness and tranquility in religion, mythology, and folklore from around the world. In Zuni legend, turtles bring fertility and longevity. Medicine bags with turtles associated with them ask similar longevity for their owners and are considered by some to have the ability to defy death. The tortoise is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge, and is able to defend itself on its own. It personifies water, the moon, the Earth, time, immortality, and fertility. Creation is associated with the tortoise and it is also believed that the tortoise bears the burden of the whole world. The underside of the tortoise represents the earth and the shell represents the heavens. The tortoise carries the universe and this is most powerful. The shape of North America is believed to resemble the shell and legs of a tortoise. so it's not surprising that turtle clans are very common among many Native Peoples.

A tortoise's longevity is suggested by its long lifespan and its shell, which was thought to protect it from any foe.A tortoise lives on the land primarily so has feet with long claws for digging and no webbing between the toes. Tortoise legs are more like short, strong stumps, good for dessert walking. A tortoise has a rounded or domed shell and since they are usually found in hot climates, they stay underground during the heat of the day. The tortoise is herbivorous, preferring succulents. Tortoise eggs are laid in a nest and when they hatch, the baby turtles move to the mother’s burrow. Tortoises tend to say in one area for life.

So, this is a creature of the desert for its whole life...but just for now, join the tortoise in the heavens...

This is a black 3 1/2 by 5 inch leather bag embellished with beads of black glass with a 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 Celestial Tortoise Medicine Bag

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: deer leather, sinew, metal beads, glass beads, ink, paint, braided leather lanyard
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