Woven the way Native Americans weave sage to produce a smudge
stick that is burned like incense before their sacred ceremonies.
Grandfather Wallace Black Elk, medicine man of the Lakota people, told
Sergio after a sweatlodge: We burn sage to purify an area so the
spirits of our ancestors will come to share with us their wisdom. Native
American tradition uses ritual sweating ceremonies for spiritual
cleaning, to heal diseases and to receive wisdom from their ancestors.
Before starting a sweatlodge participants fast for a day and are
cleansed with sage smoke and a prayer, this bracelet shows the way sage
is woven for the occasion.