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CUSTOM Tama'kkilī Medicine Bag... I ran across a circumstance that brought me to the Miwok and I chose to do research and found a great Pacific People. I am in hopes that someone who honors the Miwok will find this medicine bag I usually stick to my southwest roots but I was brought to them. I was inspired by the Yosemite Miwok.
The word Miwok means People in their language but early Europeans called them "acorn eaters". The Miwok languages are highly endangered. Less than a dozen elders speak it and up to four dialects are used. In several different creation stories collected from Miwokan people, Coyote was seen as their ancestor and creator god, sometimes with the help of other animals, forming the earth and making people out of humble materials like feathers or twigs. O-let'-te, Coyote-man, is the Creator's name.
The symbols depicted here are these; The Acorn and Black Oak leaf. The main food staple, the acorn was gathered, crushed and processed into meal to make soups, bread, etc. So they hold acorns sacred. The Dogwood flower represents the tree they make their intricate baskets from. Miwok rival our Hopi in craftsmanship and design. These baskets are used for literally everything. They even built large granaries made basket style. Last, the Flicker Feather. Flickers symbolize balance in everything. The flicker feather headband, tama'kkilī, was made of the salmon pink shafts of the primaries of the flicker, laid side by side and sewed through to form an elongated mat. The bright red markings of flickers are associated with fire, and in the Native American legends of northern California and Oregon, Flicker sometimes features as a medicine character with powers over fire, lucky birds associated with friendship and happiness. Even our Hopi see the flicker as a directional guardian, associated with the south.

Though very different from my familiar southwest tribes, the Miwok are worthy of great honor here on the Tama'kkilī Medicine Bag...

This bag is 3 1/2 by 5 inches embellished with terracotta and black glass beads, wood, green stone and bone beads on a 24-inch braided leather lanyard...
CUSTOM Tama'kkilī Medicine Bag... I ran across a circumstance that brought me to the Miwok and I chose to do research and found a great Pacific People. I am in hopes that someone who honors the Miwok will find this medicine bag I usually stick to my southwest roots but I was brought to them. I was inspired by the Yosemite Miwok.
The word Miwok means People in their language but early Europeans called them "acorn eaters". The Miwok languages are highly endangered. Less than a dozen elders speak it and up to four dialects are used. In several different creation stories collected from Miwokan people, Coyote was seen as their ancestor and creator god, sometimes with the help of other animals, forming the earth and making people out of humble materials like feathers or twigs. O-let'-te, Coyote-man, is the Creator's name.
The symbols depicted here are these; The Acorn and Black Oak leaf. The main food staple, the acorn was gathered, crushed and processed into meal to make soups, bread, etc. So they hold acorns sacred. The Dogwood flower represents the tree they make their intricate baskets from. Miwok rival our Hopi in craftsmanship and design. These baskets are used for literally everything. They even built large granaries made basket style. Last, the Flicker Feather. Flickers symbolize balance in everything. The flicker feather headband, tama'kkilī, was made of the salmon pink shafts of the primaries of the flicker, laid side by side and sewed through to form an elongated mat. The bright red markings of flickers are associated with fire, and in the Native American legends of northern California and Oregon, Flicker sometimes features as a medicine character with powers over fire, lucky birds associated with friendship and happiness. Even our Hopi see the flicker as a directional guardian, associated with the south.

Though very different from my familiar southwest tribes, the Miwok are worthy of great honor here on the Tama'kkilī Medicine Bag...

This bag is 3 1/2 by 5 inches embellished with terracotta and black glass beads, wood, green stone and bone beads on a 24-inch braided leather lanyard...

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(133)
  • Reviewed by Julianne Arfsten
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jul 5, 2018
    This is the 5th Medicine Bag I have purchased from Kathryn and probably will add more. As with the other bags the artwork and craftsmanship is absolutely outstanding. This bag is a little more special to me as everything painted on it pertains to me in someway. I thought I would never see a Medicine Bag like this, and thanks to Kathryn I now have one and will feel so honored when wearing it. Also such fast delivery, super great seller.
    Tama'kkilī Medicine Bag...

  • Reviewed by Connie McKelvey
    5 out of 5 stars
    Aug 13, 2018
    This bag is just gorgeous! Thank you so much, and it got here so fast too :)
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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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.

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, terracotta glass beads, wood beads, bone beads, black glass beads, pony beads, wazed cord, paint, ink, braided leather lanyard, green mookite stone
  • Made to order
  • Feedback: 133 reviews
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From East Grand Plains, New Mexico
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