December 1, noon to 6pm.
Making relations with the bird nation through a shamanic journey is the first step we will take in learning to craft a feather fan in this workshop. You will be guided by the medicine, the wing itself will show you how it is to be held, where and how a handle attachment is best to protect the feathers. What herbs, if any, will go inside the hand hold? How the medicine wishes to come forward to be of service.
The fan pictured is one example. It is sewn with domestic turkey wrapped with deer leather and adorned with a granite stone. There is cedar, sage and tobacco tucked into the handle – these herbs lend their medicine to the power of the turkey . Every piece is unique as they guide us in knowing how they want to be birthed.