Pluct

Medicine Bags, Deerskin Purses, Painted Drums, Malas

102 Sales

Pluct

Medicine Bags, Deerskin Purses, Painted Drums, Malas

102 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(37)

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Marie

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Announcement   Medicine Bags, Painted Shaman Drums, Mala Beads and Rattles by Pluct.
My Medicine Bags and Mala Beads are made with great care, focus and respect. My authentic and powerful Medicine Drums are my honour to paint; I choose the drum and journey to see what the drum wants painted on it. Rattles are a labor of love. See my "policies" for more information. Thank you!

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Last updated on Feb 22, 2016

Medicine Bags, Painted Shaman Drums, Mala Beads and Rattles by Pluct.
My Medicine Bags and Mala Beads are made with great care, focus and respect. My authentic and powerful Medicine Drums are my honour to paint; I choose the drum and journey to see what the drum wants painted on it. Rattles are a labor of love. See my "policies" for more information. Thank you!

Marie

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5 out of 5 stars
(37)
Laura Rommel

Laura Rommel on Nov 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding craftmanship. Bag is durable yet soft and pliable. The tokens (or charms) sewn onto the bag give it that bit of fashion, and I'm always one for "ooh shiny!" Yeah...ask my kids lol. Marie, you did good!

Jirina Pham

Jirina Pham on Jun 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I received this beautiful owl medicine back on time.I love it ! It is a great quality bag and Iam using for my malas..Ii would highly recommend to buy products from this owner. With gratitude and and many thanks......

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Newest...traditional Medicine Bag from Pluct. Long fringe, buttery soft deerskin, glass beads, adjustable braided neck strap. This is a very happy little pouch that will do some great healing with you! Or maybe you want to facilitate your dreams!
New from Pluct, Your very own Dragon, brave and apparently quite proud by the looks of her!
Soft deerskin medicine bag with a long neck or waist strap. I've painted her shield behind her in dark blue and gold.
The newest medicine bag: adorned with your very own skull friend! Beautiful deerskin, braided construction and adjustable neck strap. Made with respect and love!
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About

The Genesis of Pluct...

First...the name.....Pluct? Sometimes names are the most challenging. I'd never had a name for my little passions, creating medicine bags, or working with feathers and wild birds, to name a few. So I recruited my sons for suggestions and "Pluct" on Etsy was born.

I love medicine bags, and things like mala beads because they hold a part of our consciousness, bringing deeper awareness to the rhythms of life and energy that surrounds us...Each of us is a miracle and life wants us to step fully into our power and be the creators that we are.

I take great care in where I source my supplies. The people who handle the leather and other items, feathers, respect what they are working with and honour it. The drums are created by a man who walks the good red road and honours all of the process. I do my best to carry on this tradition and be mindful and in gratitude.

Pluct items are creations that come from my heart and hopefully will touch your heart. It's a practice, to create fully focusing and listening, and witnessing the developing process and then birthing. This is my "practice" and yoga when I sit to make the next medicine bag or mala.

Namaste and thank you.

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  • Marie

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    I have been blessed and honoured to travel and study, immersed in the spiritual traditions of Egypt, Bali, Bhutan, Thailand, Scotland, England, the U.S., Canada.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 1, 2016
Welcome to my Etsy shop for PLUCT Medicine and Amulet Bags, Frame Drums, and other leather bags.

MEDICINE BAGS / AMULET POUCHES
Medicine Bags or Pouches are small and are designed to hold natural medicines. By medicines I mean the essences of nature, of plants, animals, stones and such.
Traditionally people put crystals, other stones, herbs, and maybe a feather or a piece of fur that holds meaning and will assist the person on their path. People today might also put a photo or note, mantra or inspiring words inside their medicine bag and wear it close to the heart.
I have been blessed to have met and worked with some Native American elders that have shared some of their wisdom about drums, medicine bags, lodge, and more. These bags are made in the tradition of the medicine bag as best I can with care and respect.

Please read further information about Medicine Bags at the bottom of this page.

These bags are made from soft deerskin purchased from a Native American owned shop in Massachusetts and a leather shop in California. I often make custom medicine bags and can incorporate your feathers or other adornments.

Larger bags for flutes and for drums can be made to your order. Please convo for more information.

SEWING MACHINE STORY
Occasionally I will use my sewing machine to create a medicine bag or leather garment. I've had "her" since I was 9 years old.

PAINTED DRUMS
I occasionally offer frame drums that I have been guided to paint. The drums are authentic Native American frame drums, made by a well known and highly respected native drum maker in Washington State. The drums are made with full respect and sacredly. I choose and purchase these drums directly and only paint a drum when guided to do so, and guided about what to paint. The drum will come to you signed by me and with written care instructions. A drum "beater" or drum stick, also handmade, is included.

MALA BEADS
Mala Beads are a kind of prayer beads. There are 108 beads on each plus a "teacher" bead that represents all the teachers in your life. A mala practice involves repeating a prayer, an intention, gratitude, a mantra, a kindness, 108 times and you keep count by proceeding to the next bead on your necklace, ending at 108, or, turning around (not crossing the teacher bead) and proceeding back the way you came for another 108 recitations! And then you wear your beads around your neck or wrist, to keep your focus on your prayers or intentions through out your day. The more you work with your mala, the more imbued it becomes, holding the energy of you and your personal practice.


....MEDICINE BAGS CONTINUED
I thought I would share some more information about Medicine Bags that I have been taught and have experienced, with gratitude to the teachers.

The first premise to start with is that everything is alive, everything has a spirit, and everything has consciousness.

I'll define "medicine" as essence; essence of a particular object, plant, animal, that is, the children of the earth: the standing ones, the finned ones, the winged ones, the stone people, the two leggeds, the four leggeds and the creepy crawlers.
A medicine bag is a place to keep, to hold, the medicines, the essences of things that have a particular meaning for you.

You may choose medicines to put in your bag because they are beautiful, because they have meaning for you, because they have been a special gift.

You may choose medicines, with gratitude, because you wish to grow in the direction of a particular medicine or essence. If you wish to be more openhearted and innocent, you might have some Deer fur tucked in your bag that you find along a trail. If you want more stamina, then some Elk fur. If you want to be more grounded, you might tuck a black stone in your bag. If you want to work with the ways of the feminine, you can work with Otter; more gratitude, Buffalo. If you want more sweetness in your life, you might choose a sweet wild flower. And on it goes. It is my belief that even a picture holds the essence of the subject.

If your calling is to offer your gifts of healing, or to personally heal a physical, emotional or spiritual issue, then your medicine bag might contain healers like certain herbs, crystals and feathers or fur, holding the essences, the spirit, the consciousness of these healers. You are calling on these healers in your medicine bag, to assist the healing, and support wellness.

If you don't know what medicine will assist, think about what individual animals, plants or crystals represent for you, or what is your favorite? Ted Andrew's universally loved book, "Animal Speak" is a great treasury for understanding these concepts, and building your own awareness of what messages wildlife is offering to you.

When I sew a bag, I am working with the medicines of all the materials. For Example, Deerskin holds the essence of deer as well as the essence of all the four leggeds. The color white contains all the colors, and can represent clarity and purity. Tan natural leather can represent all things natural and unchanged. A totem bead shaped like a particular animal, holds the essence of that totem, such as bear, dragon fly, buffalo, eagle, snake, and so on. A particular crystal holds it's own particular frequency, essence or medicine too, and feathers hold the essence of the particular bird and all of it's kind as well as all of the winged ones. I keep the specific medicines/materials I am working with in my mind and thoughts when creating a particular bag, and hold the thought of gratitude to each. I listen to know what medicines to put together. It's not so much about design as it is about intuiting a coming together of medicines. A sacrifice and a gift has been made by all the elements of a bag, to bring these materials together. And they are each honored and remembered.

I also use and ask sage to clear the finished bag; having cleared the materials before I've begun as well as the studio space where I "work". This way, all the energy of all the people who have had something to do with any of the materials, is cleared and ready for your energy to work with your new medicine bag.

It is a beautiful, heart full process that you continue as you work with your medicine bag.

We can call upon medicines that appear to be outside of ourselves, to enliven that medicine within ourselves. Energy follows attention....putting your attention where you want to grow, heal, learn.....directs energy to your intention or dream. A medicine bag with your selected medicines is a potent way to effect change.

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Shipping
I ship everywhere, from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada via Canada Post for all orders to Canada, the United States and International destinations.

I usually ship within three days of receiving payment for your order. If for any reason I need a few more days to ship to you I will do my best to contact you asap.

If you would like expedited shipping please send me a conversation (convo) before purchasing and I'll get back to you with the additional cost and estimated delivery time.

If your purchase is going to the United States or to other International destinations, be aware that there MAY be duties and Customs fees applied to your purchase that are out of my control. These duties and Customs fees are the buyer's (you) sole responsibility. Also, if your purchase is going to the United States or to other international destinations, be aware that your purchase may be delayed in Customs for your country. Such potential delays are out of my control.

HOPEFULLY the thought of a Customs delay has not deterred you from purchasing! Most items in my shop are shipped as a letter (with a few exceptions, these items can be packed into a small padded envelope that will fit into Canada Post letter classification.) So far experience has shown these make it through Customs easily and quickly with no delay. I've yet to have a customer (Etsy or otherwise) charged any fees.

PLEASE! Your purchase will be shipped to your Etsy address unless you provide me with a different address. Please be sure that your Etsy address is correct. I cannot be responsible for items that are sent to the wrong address!

Your items are packed with great care so they will not be damaged in shipping.

I package with natural materials and recycled materials when I can. I do not enclose a receipt in the interest of simplicity. If you would like a paper receipt included please tell me in the "message to seller" option.

Your purchase will arrive wrapped in colorful tissue paper. If you would like additional gift wrapping, please include this in the "message to seller".

If you are local to Victoria BC you can pick up your purchase if you like, rather than having it shipped. Just convo before purchasing.

Thank you!
Refunds and Exchanges
All of my offerings in my PLUCT Etsy shop are fully guaranteed. They are designed to last a very long time with care from you.

If you change your mind about your purchase you may return it within 14 days. It must be unused and not worn, in the new condition that you received it, and carefully packed please. You will receive a full refund, but sorry, the shipping is not refundable.

Please contact me before sending the item(s) back to me as per Etsy.com policy.

It is required that you send these returns insured and with delivery confirmation with a tracking number. This return shipping cost is your cost.

If there is a problem with your purchase, please convo me immediately and I'll make it *right* and ensure you are very happy with your items and service from my shop.

If you need to cancel a purchase (before it is shipped) please contact me as I understand only an Etsy seller can cancel an order.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome custom orders. Please Convo me with your request. Thank You!

FEEDBACK is very important to the success of my Etsy Business. Please leave feedback. If you are not happy with your experience with PLUCT please send me a conversation and together we can make things right! Your satisfaction and happiness with my creations are what inspire me.