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Beluga Whale Medicine Bag

Beluga Whale Medicine Bag

Regular price
$45.00
Sale price
$45.00

The medicine bag was traditionally used to hold items that provided protection from evil spirits.  Within Alutiiq/Sugpiaq culture when an infant was born the amniotic sac was dried by the midwife and put into the medicine bag.  It was then placed around the infants' neck.  The medicine bag provided reassurance and protection for the infant. 

This beluga whale medicine bag necklace is 16 1/2" inches long.  There is no clasp. 

The pouch is 3" inches by 2" inches and is made with polyester fabric in a plum/purple color.  The beluga whale is ceramic and there is a metal sand dollar at the bottom of the pouch.

Speciality yarn is used to make the kelp and varigated embroidery thread in light blue, yellow, pink and green are used for the coral.  

Purple and blue seed beads are used for the neck chain, trim and "sand or gravel" at the bottom of the pouch.

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