Designer Notes and Details
A ode to my ancestors, the Myrrh Medicine Bag Necklace draws inspiration from the Ancient Kingdom of Punt (Pwn’t) which spanned modern day Eritrea, stretching to Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti and Somalia pre colonial borders. Punt was well documented by the Ancient Egyptians as “ Land of the Ancestors, Gods Land, Home of the Sun.” As seen in Queen Hapshetsuts 1500 BC reliefs - This landscape was lush with myrrh incense terraces, teff, leopard skins, gold, ebony, giraffes, rhinos, hippos, baboons.
The Myrrh Medicine Bag motif documents the historical blending of indigenous spirituality to Islam. This amulet is a living acknowledgment of Africa as the mother of spiritual systems - from the Pantheon to Abrahamic religion(s) as we know them today. Fill this activating Medicine Bag with antidotes for your soul - A prayer, an affirmation, an aspiration, incense or some herb.
Availability: Handmade to order in New York