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 Medine Bag’s design documents the blending of indigenous spirituality with Islam that is practiced in the Eritrean Dahlak Islands today. This amulet is a living acknowledgment of Africa as the mother of spiritual systems - from the Pantheon to religion(s) as we know it today. Fill this activating Medicine Bag with andidotes for your soul - A prayer, an affirmation, an aspiration, incense or some herb.
Designer Notes and Details
Availability: Handmade to order in New York
Will ship in the last week of April 2021