Beautifully handcrafted, this fan is steeped with auric energy and wonderful for ritual cleansing or as powerful decor in any environment.
This piece is a custom one of a kind with handles forged of unique metals and carefully selected feathers which carry symbolic, transformative inspiration.
Feathers: Cream Swinhoe Pheasant and Golden Pheasant
Arrowhead: found in Massachusetts, territory to the Mohawk, Mahegan, Pocumtuc, Nipmuc, Pequot, Wampanoag and Norwottuck nations.
Metal: 18k Acid Gold which is accomplished with brass substrate electroplated with 18k gold and then dipped into acid to create the subtly destroyed surface.
The smudge fan is representative of the element of air and the energetics of these fans bring a grounded powerful experience with each use...
To work with this fan aims the feathers down. Meaning, the underside of the fan or -the side which would be pointing towards the earth when a bird is flying- is used to fan the smoke of incense or sacred herbs towards the desired area/s.
An example of a smudging ceremony would be a cleansing of yourself, your aura, or another person to clear negative or stagnate energies. After a smudge stick (sage perhaps) is lit, use the stick and underside of the smudge fan to bathe the body in the cleansing smoke.
You might say a smudging prayer such as this example:
May your hands be cleansed that they create beautiful things.
May your feet be cleansed that they take you where you most need to be.
May your heart be cleansed that you might hear it's messages clearly.
May your throat be cleansed that you might speak rightly when words are needed.
May your eyes be cleansed that you might see the signs and wonders of the world.
May this person and space be washed clean by the smoke of these fragrant plants.
And may that smoke carry our prayers spiraling to the heavens.