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CUSTOM Shapeshifter Shield Medicine Bag

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Shapeshifter Shield Medicine Bag...

This bag is struck with an old, old shield (a museum piece) bearing an image depicting the shapeshifting of the "Great Spirit" morphing into a crow to enter the earthly realm. Native tribes of the Americas all believed that this great spirit would turn into an animal of its choosing, in this case, a crow. This would enable the God to drop down to bring word to the humans here of life altering changes or to set the humans back on track.
Other cultures worldwide made shields out of formidable material such as as hardened wood or tempered metal to repel weapons of war like arrows, spears and rocks. But our Native Peoples believed their shields were not to simply protect its bearer from physical harm in this way. They were simple leather stretched over a wooden hoop and painted or marked with spiritual symbols or paintings. The size was irrelevant, as well, for some were only 12 to 14 inches across. No matter the size, these were carried to repel negative forces, spiritual AND physical, from harming the carrier. They believed that the combinations of images, colors, and markings could metaphysically stand between the warrior and any weapon, physical or spiritual.

Let this Shapeshifter Medicine Bag be your shield...

This bag is 3 1/2 by 5 inches embellished with black glass and blue sodalite stone beads on a 36 inch braided leather lanyard...
Shapeshifter Shield Medicine Bag...

This bag is struck with an old, old shield (a museum piece) bearing an image depicting the shapeshifting of the "Great Spirit" morphing into a crow to enter the earthly realm. Native tribes of the Americas all believed that this great spirit would turn into an animal of its choosing, in this case, a crow. This would enable the God to drop down to bring word to the humans here of life altering changes or to set the humans back on track.
Other cultures worldwide made shields out of formidable material such as as hardened wood or tempered metal to repel weapons of war like arrows, spears and rocks. But our Native Peoples believed their shields were not to simply protect its bearer from physical harm in this way. They were simple leather stretched over a wooden hoop and painted or marked with spiritual symbols or paintings. The size was irrelevant, as well, for some were only 12 to 14 inches across. No matter the size, these were carried to repel negative forces, spiritual AND physical, from harming the carrier. They believed that the combinations of images, colors, and markings could metaphysically stand between the warrior and any weapon, physical or spiritual.

Let this Shapeshifter Medicine Bag be your shield...

This bag is 3 1/2 by 5 inches embellished with black glass and blue sodalite stone beads on a 36 inch braided leather lanyard...

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(140)
  • Reviewed by Tim Herman
    Buyer photo Tim Herman, who reviewed this item with the Etsy app for iPhone.
    5 out of 5 stars
    May 11, 2018
    One of the nicest and most well-made medicine bags I have ever seen. I really liked many of the seller’s bags, but this was the nicest one and I recognized the art from a photo of the painted drum that the seller/artist painted onto the bag.
    CUSTOM Shapeshifter Shield Medicine Bag

  • Reviewed by Terry Summers
    Buyer photo Terry Summers, who reviewed this item with the Etsy app for Android.
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jul 30, 2018
    Another Special Custom Medicine Bag from Kathryn. This really makes collecting Zuni Carvings just that much more fun. I hope you can see the detail Kathryn put into making this piece from the photo. Thanks again Kathryn.
    CUSTOM The Zuni Bear Medicine Bag

  • Reviewed by Terry Summers
    Buyer photo Terry Summers, who reviewed this item with the Etsy app for Android.
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jul 28, 2018
    This makes 5 Medicine Bags I've bought from Kathryn and have 3 more coming in the mail.
    I sent Kathryn 2 pictures of Medicine Bear fetishes I have. I asked if she could change up the body shape of her Zuni Bear a little bit to match them closer.
    When I opened her package what I found was she painted them in detail !!
    I hope you can see those details in this picture. "Wow"
    CUSTOM The Zuni Bear Medicine Bag

  • Reviewed by sjl1999
    5 out of 5 stars
    Aug 18, 2018
    This is absolutely gorgeous! Fast shipping, too. Thanks so much!
    Big Owl Medicine Bag

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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 Shapeshifter Shield Medicine Bag

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, sodalite stone beads, black glass beads, paint, ink, braided leather lanyard, sinew, glass pony beads
  • Feedback: 140 reviews
  • Favorited by: 9 people
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From Hagerman, NM
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