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Sing a Story to Me Medicine Bag... Let me sing you this story of the Storyteller.

A Storyteller is a clay figurine made by the Pueblo people of New Mexico. From ancient times, clay figures have been present in the Pueblo pottery tradition. Figurines, especially human female figures, were an integral element in the Anasazi culture by 400 AD. They represent the oral tradition of teaching their way of life from generation to generation... There is little evidence for the continuity of figurative work between 1500 and 1875, when first missionaries and then scholars denounced or derided the making of figurative clay pieces that were not a part of Christian beliefs.

The original females were known as "Singing Mothers", but later on, Storytellers came to mean any clay sculpture that was male or female. All Native American Indian Storyteller dolls (and their listeners) are all shaped or painted with open mouths. Some Storyteller figurines are also holding things important to the Pueblo like a piece of pottery, bowls or plates...

Now, potters in many Pueblos are sculpting clay Storyteller figures. Jemez, Hopi, Zuni, Navajo, and many New Mexico tribes like them... Today, as many as three hundred potters in thirteen pueblos have created their own tribal version of the original Storytellers … and the Storytellers are not only men and women, but also mudheads, koshares, bears, owls and other animals … often with children numbering more than one hundred.

Hear the song with the children who listen upon the Sing Me A Story Medicine Bag from New Mexico...

This taupe leather bag is 3 1/2 by 5 inches embellished with colored glass and wooden beads with a 26 inch braided leather lanyard...
Sing a Story to Me Medicine Bag... Let me sing you this story of the Storyteller.

A Storyteller is a clay figurine made by the Pueblo people of New Mexico. From ancient times, clay figures have been present in the Pueblo pottery tradition. Figurines, especially human female figures, were an integral element in the Anasazi culture by 400 AD. They represent the oral tradition of teaching their way of life from generation to generation... There is little evidence for the continuity of figurative work between 1500 and 1875, when first missionaries and then scholars denounced or derided the making of figurative clay pieces that were not a part of Christian beliefs.

The original females were known as "Singing Mothers", but later on, Storytellers came to mean any clay sculpture that was male or female. All Native American Indian Storyteller dolls (and their listeners) are all shaped or painted with open mouths. Some Storyteller figurines are also holding things important to the Pueblo like a piece of pottery, bowls or plates...

Now, potters in many Pueblos are sculpting clay Storyteller figures. Jemez, Hopi, Zuni, Navajo, and many New Mexico tribes like them... Today, as many as three hundred potters in thirteen pueblos have created their own tribal version of the original Storytellers … and the Storytellers are not only men and women, but also mudheads, koshares, bears, owls and other animals … often with children numbering more than one hundred.

Hear the song with the children who listen upon the Sing Me A Story Medicine Bag from New Mexico...

This taupe leather bag is 3 1/2 by 5 inches embellished with colored glass and wooden beads with a 26 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.

Sing Me A Story Medicine Bag SOLD only for CUSTOM ORDER

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