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The Meaning of the Shawl
By Grandma Raven - Nation
The shawl is square representing
the 4 cardinal directions thus creating sacred Space. Each Fringe
is 28 inches long representing the 28 ribs of the buffalo. The
Buffalo symbolizes life to the people providing food, clothing
When folded in half each fringe is
then 14 inches long representing the 7 Generations that came
before and the 7 Generations to come. We each inherit the broken-ness
from our ancestors from the past 7 generations our job is to
heal this broken-ness so that we don't pass it along to the
next 7 generations. We also inherit the prayer and hopes of
our ancestors from the past 7 generations, we hold the Sacred
Responsibility to pass on these hopes and prayers to our children,
grand-children and the following 7 generations.
Each poke into the fabric to attach
the fringe is a prayer, just like the prayer ties we make for
gathering, each time the fringe is poked through the fabric
of the shawl a prayer is put into it. There are 2 fringes for
each poke, representing the duality, the feminine and the masculine,
good and bad, right and wrong.
The finished shawl represents the
life of a woman.
May you wear it and remember how
sacred you are. May the shawl provide you protection and fill
you with the knowledge of your Sacred Feminine. May you be blessed
and filled with the love I carry for you as you walk your beauty
path, the path of our Grandmothers.
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