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50 Grams - Navajo Ghost Beads Cedar Juniper Berries Seeds with Holes
50 Grams - Navajo Ghost Beads Cedar Juniper Berries Seeds with Holes

Our Price: $45.79

Quantity in Stock:3

Product Code: 50GHOSTBEADS

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50 Gram (approx 260-320 beads) bag of:

Navajo Ghost Beads - Cedar Berries with holes

Cedar berries are gathered by members of the Navajo and Ute Nations of southeastern Utah for the creation of ghost bead jewelry and crafts. The people are assisted by Ants, who nibble off one end of the berry and eat the meat. The craftspeople need only punch a hole in the other end to string berries on a cord with colorful beads. The harmony that results from the interconnection of earth, tree, animal and human is believed to ensure tranquility and keep evil spirits away from the wearer.

This batch I bought from a Navajo man (in his early 60's) in Arizona and his elderly aunt still collects the beads and puts the holes in herself. He said she won't tell anyone where her exact harvest spot is...

“She said it's hard this season to pick since there hasn't been any rain lately, plus she is getting up there in age. Another thing is weather it been very hot about 110 degrees here. She has her own place where she pick and she doesn't tell me where. Like her own fishing hole.” :)

He said she likes to do things her own way and it just adds to the energy in these beads. We have a lot of customers who find them particularly healing in times of hardship and life altering illness such as cancer. It is said to ward off evil and many feel a calm by just incorporating them in many different ways.

Due to the nature of this product the beads range from 4mm-8mm+/- or so.

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