Brother Fox Amulet Bag
Wool Breed: Corriedale Sheep
Height: 4 inches
Width: 3 inches
Strap: braided wool, 19 ½ inches from top of big to top of strap
Embellishments: brass button
Symbolism: wisdom, intelligence
**Each vessel is handmade from wool roving (the loosely combed & dyed or natural fibers of sheep’s wool) through the art of wet felting. Although the colors are depicted as closely as possible to the actual item, please be aware that colors may appear differently on your computer screen**
Evidence of amulet bags, medicine bags and other sacred vessels are scattered throughout several ancient cultures, including but not limited to Egypt, Africa and right here in North America. In Africa, gris-gris bags containing a myriad of talismans and amulets were imbued with voodoo magic and worn as protection from evil or to bring good luck.
Egyptians superstitiously carried scrolls inscribed with magicians’ spells and enclosed in metal capsules to bring good fortune for themselves or to curse someone who had wronged them. Beaded Native American amulet bags and soft leather medicine pouches are probably the most commonly recognized by our modern culture and are still used today
Brother Fox amulet bag is inspired by and represents the red fox hunting under a moonlit sky. In Native American culture, he is attributed with the qualities of great wisdom and intelligence. As a totem animal, he possesses the feminine magic of camouflage, shapeshifting and invisibility. It’s no wonder the fox is acclaimed for these traits, as he is a cunning, agile, nocturnal hunter. Moving with light-footed grace through the magical hours between dusk and dawn, Brother Fox stirs the imagination and invites us to believe in things unseen.