“[This image] represents the connection of two hearts and souls uniting as one strong spirit. The spiral depicts eternity; the passage and journey of life.”
19 1/4″ H (21 1/4″ w/base) x 12 1/2″W x 4″D (6 1/2″ w/base)
This basket lies on its side, as an acorn does (bottom is not flat). Under the lid of the basket is a turtle, and inside is a sweetgrass prayer braid.
Prayers for Humanity Basket:
“The acorn is a symbol of life and growth. Everything is connected, represented by the spiral weave. I pray for world peace, for a world full of compassion and tolerance. A world where all of the children love and encourage each other. I visualize the human race enjoying themselves, doing the creative things that make them fulfilled.
As I pray, I breathe deep and long intending a moment of peace and contentment to all of my brothers and sisters of the Earth. As I smudge, I imagine the smoke going up, up ,up and out to the whole world and those in need of a prayer. As I practice the healing art of Qi-Gong, I visualize a world of health, strong, bright, and full of laughter and love!
As I walk, I take notice of all the beauty my eyes see, all the scents my nose smell, all of the elements my skin feels, all of the sounds my ears hear! And I give thanks for being alive, For being aware, For knowing LOVE!
As I write this I can feel my little spirit grow stronger. ‘Cause you see-life is a spiral. What goes out comes back. The more I feel, the more alive I am. The more I give, the more I get.
The more I understand about being in the moment, the more beautiful everyone and everything IS!
I am calm and relaxed, right now… My being is here to learn how to spread love. My challenges are many, as I experience I gain insight.
Peace be with you!”
Pam outdusis Cunningham
3 1/2 high (not including stem) x 3 1/4″ diameter
This heirloom basket includes an ash and sweetgrass pincushion with velvet cover, a sweetgrass and ash thimble holder, scissors with sweetgrass and ash cover, and a sweetgrass and ash needle holder.
7 1/2″ diameter x 4 1/2″ high, excluding finial
Molly Murphy, an award-winning artist, honors all Native American women who graduate from institutions of higher learning. Education is empowerment; educated Native American women (as well as men) empower their nations to achieve in contemporary society.
Hand-dyed wool, glass beads, velveteen trim.
Purse is 9″ x 9″; band is 44″ long x 3 3/4″ wide
Charming small corn basket with color accents! Woven from brown ash with sweetgrass accents.
6″ long, including silk x 1 1/2″ diameter