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Here is another dear Medicine Bag with a Baby Abalone Shell. It is made of the same soft White Deerskin, with Braided neck strap, adjustable, from the same hide. It measures 2 1/2 inches long and over 2 1/4 inches wide. It ties in the front, and the neck cord measures 34 inches and can be adjusted up to 36 inches. The Abalone shell measures 1 3/4 inches long.

This Bag is close to my heart, because of the Abalone Shell. Abalone is now hard to find, as Abalone habitat is being lost in the Pacific West and Northwest. I purchased a full necklace of these single baby Abalone a couple years ago from my local rock shop. I've tried to find more, all along the west coast of North America! This particular shell is from that same necklace, and I've just a few left.
There are no more shells like this that I can find, due in part because baby abalone shells are generally too thin and fragile to polish. I have found baby Abalone shells that are paired up and glued together as beads which probably makes them stronger. The shell on this bag is a single, is not fragile, and the colors are gorgeous.

I like to think having this shell on a medicine bag we honor Abalone everywhere. Hopefully the quality environment Abalone need, comes back to it's natural pristine state, with the help of sensitive people.

This very soft white deerskin is a beautiful white, just a bit creamier than the images above.
I purchase it from a Native American shop in Massachusetts, and this is the Leather that is used for ceremonial dress.

I've sewn this bag with my sewing machine, done in a sacred manner. Some might say that using a sewing machine cannot be sacred....but the people were pragmatic, and if they had had a sewing machine generations ago, elders have told me they would have used it! This sewing machine, (I should name her) I've had since I was 9 years old....and I don't want to admit how old it is now! I sewed all my clothes on it the year I went away to university...yes....and I've sewn leather pants and jackets on it....it has moved with me from Connecticut, to New York, to Colorado, to Wisconsin, back to New York, to Pennsylvania, to Massachusetts and now to Victoria British Columbia. Oh, and I dropped it once when I was in University. All of this is more than you might like to know....however, I do want to tell you that this bag, and a couple others I have used this machine. With love!

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White Deerskin with Baby Abalone Medicine Bag by Pluct, Medicine Pouch, Amulet Bag

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: White Deerskin, Abalone Shell, Baby Abalone Shell, Amulet, Leather
  • Feedback: 24 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
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