Neptune's Treasure Amulet Bag
Wool Breed: Merino Sheep
Height: 3 ¾ inches
Width: 5 ¼ inches
Strap Length: 23 ½ inches from top of bag to top of strap
Embellishments: shells, mother of pearl, fossilized crab claw, glass beads, bone “fish” & strap beads, handmade porcelain button, wool yarns, fully lined with batik cotton fabric
Symbolism: nurturing, abundance
**Each bag 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 pouches and other sacred vessels are scattered throughout several ancient cultures. In Africa, Gris-Gris bags containing amulets and talismans imbued with voodoo magic were 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.
Willowsong amulet bags are intended to carry your talismans, mementoes and sacred objects and are named for the inspiration behind the design of each bag. Neptune’s Treasure amulet bag is inspired by and represents the nurturing and abundance offered to us by our vast oceans which sustain not only the life that teams within, but human life as well.