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Turtle Shell medicine bag / pouch

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This is a Mississippi River Map Turtle Shell

This is a 4" shell

The bag inside is made with brown deerskin
It has very narrow hand braided straps that measure 50" and tie
There is 4" - 8" of double fringe

It is decorated with silver beads and cones, red horn disc beads, red white heart beads, glass silver lined clear czech pony beads, red glass czech pony beads and really pretty tortoise color czech glass pony beads
This would be perfect for your next rendezvous or pow wow

All the shells I use are in their natural state, meaning they are not sealed with varnish or shellac
These shells are legal and non-endangered

My bags are all hand made by me and are not native american made


Those with the turtle as their animal totem can relate to the "sure and steady" message this creature brings to our lives.

It is also a powerful totem for protection as withdrawing into it's shell is an amazing self-defense mechanism.

The turtle has few predators, which gives it an innocent energy. This also increases its lifespan, and so holds the symbolic meaning for longevity in many cultures.


International buyers are responsible for any duty and taxes and all pkgs. are sent with tracking.
Heavy items will be expensive to ship but I'm willing to ship if you are willing to pay the shipping. I will not ship as gifts. I only accept paypal as payment from International buyers

With turtle shells, it is up to you, the buyer, to know if they can be imported to your country

Medicine bag pouch Map turtle shell 4 inch hand made brown mountain man pow wow rendezvous turtle medicine bag unisex