I will not sell a medicine bag because:
A medicine bag is a VERY powerful spiritual item. It should NEVER be bought I always have people asking me to make them or sell them and I simply can't. When a medicine bag is made it should have as little to do with money as possible a simple piece of buckskin scrap will do. The items you place in it are for your knowledge alone, nobody should ever touch your medicine bag but you or people you are very VERY close to. I was taught that every human being has a spirit with medicine just as every animal. If another person makes a bag for you their spirit is on it forever. It would be wise to only let someone who loves you make it simply on the grounds to protect you and your spirit. Also to make a medicine bag for someone as stated above will put your energy on it forever that person will have your energy as long as the medicine bag is in existence. It is for your safety to know not to make them for strangers as well. Medicine bags are not made to show off they were made to hang below the shirt in the center of your chest over your heart. They don't need to be extravagant or beautifully decorated plain and simple is humble and best. This is what I have been taught about medicine bags and why I wont make them. If you did buy a medicine bag and feel attached to it well done! You probably received it from a person who has very good energy and are one of a lucky few. Keep in mind all tribes vary but this is how I was taught and I run my business in the way my traditional elders taught me.
Patterns are easy to find online give it a few tries remember it wont look perfect creator NEVER intended anything to be perfect. Starter patterns can be found by just searching Medicine bag patterns on google.
I will never sell Sacred Pipes because:
A pipe is not a toy nor a decoration. The peace pipe itself represents life and prayer and unfortunately is greatly mistreated this day and age. Before purchasing a pipe for another discuss the responsibility with a local elder. I was always taught you never purchased a pipe for yourself. If you do not have an elder in your area I do not recommend getting a pipe at all. Proper care and treatment should always be passed and shown traditionally by word of mouth. These sacred pipes are not to be used for any other substance other than knick knick tobacco and are not just smoked socially also traditionally not everyone had a pipe. For more information speak with an elder as I have not been given the rights to teach how to take care of this item. I am a common person, I am not a pipe carrier.
I will not sell authentic Wampum because:
I will not be making belts even from the imitation wampum as I feel again they are too similar to a pipe (please see the about me page as to why I do not endorse the sale of certain spiritual items)
Wampum is often confused as a form of currency. However this is not so, Wampum to the Eastern tribes is as a Chanupa (sacred pipe) is to the plains people. I do not sell pipes, medicine bags or authentic wampum or my beadwork. This is because they are all a form of prayer to my family. Wampum is still today used in Lou of the bible in some courts to swear in during a trial. Originally they are made from the quahog shell and sadly many of the original wampum treaty belts have been stolen while others have been returned to the tribes.
Authentic wampum is to be treated as if creator was in your presence. It told stories and lessons for the tribes from which they originate. It was a symbol of friendship and respect honesty and promise it is not to be exploited for profit.