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CUSTOM Tʉ'eka' Medicine Bag

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CUSTOM Tʉ'eka' Medicine Bag... Tʉ'eka' is the Comanche translation for "paint"...
Traditional colors of red, black, white, and yellow are normally found in the Native American face paint which represent the colors of the Four Directions. Most traditions use yellow for East, red for South, black for West and white for North. Yellow paint was created from yellow riverbed clay and buffalo gallstones. Black paint was crafted by crushing charred bark or wood. Red paints come primarily from iron-rich clays or berries. White was sometimes made of what we call "caleche" in New Mexico that forms along the Pecos on top of the soil. In it's simplest form, the paint consisted of a ground up pigment suspended in some sort of liquid, or binder such as urine, spit, egg yolks, animal fat or even blood.
Native Peoples first smeared their bodies with buffalo or deer fat and then rubbed on the paint. To add additional power the paint might be applied by a medicine or holy man. War paint was applied with the fingers, animal bones, sticks or grasses. Plains Indians used a spongy bone from the knee joint of the buffalo which held paint just as the fountain pen holds ink.
Body paint was commonly used to protect the skin from insects, the sun, the wind and the cold. Also, when paint was applied to an object it became a person, and likewise, paint applied to a person transformed that person with a gift of extraordinary characteristics and powers, such as courage, strength, stealth, health, etc.
Share the spirit of a Comanche warrior wearing the Tʉ'eka' Medicine Bag...

This leather bag is 3 1/2 by 5 inches embellished with red, black and yellow glass and white turquoise stone beads on a 28 inch braided leather lanyard...
CUSTOM Tʉ'eka' Medicine Bag... Tʉ'eka' is the Comanche translation for "paint"...
Traditional colors of red, black, white, and yellow are normally found in the Native American face paint which represent the colors of the Four Directions. Most traditions use yellow for East, red for South, black for West and white for North. Yellow paint was created from yellow riverbed clay and buffalo gallstones. Black paint was crafted by crushing charred bark or wood. Red paints come primarily from iron-rich clays or berries. White was sometimes made of what we call "caleche" in New Mexico that forms along the Pecos on top of the soil. In it's simplest form, the paint consisted of a ground up pigment suspended in some sort of liquid, or binder such as urine, spit, egg yolks, animal fat or even blood.
Native Peoples first smeared their bodies with buffalo or deer fat and then rubbed on the paint. To add additional power the paint might be applied by a medicine or holy man. War paint was applied with the fingers, animal bones, sticks or grasses. Plains Indians used a spongy bone from the knee joint of the buffalo which held paint just as the fountain pen holds ink.
Body paint was commonly used to protect the skin from insects, the sun, the wind and the cold. Also, when paint was applied to an object it became a person, and likewise, paint applied to a person transformed that person with a gift of extraordinary characteristics and powers, such as courage, strength, stealth, health, etc.
Share the spirit of a Comanche warrior wearing the Tʉ'eka' Medicine Bag...

This leather bag is 3 1/2 by 5 inches embellished with red, black and yellow glass and white turquoise stone 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.

CUSTOM Tʉ'eka' Medicine Bag

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paint, sinew, ink, glass beads, white turquoise bead, leather, braided leather lanyard, glass pony beads
  • Made to order
  • Feedback: 133 reviews
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