The 'mukluk' is an Indigenous word for 'winter boot'. Our ancestors created them thousands of years ago out of natural hides in order to survive in the coldest places in Canada. This Mid Gatherer mukluk is a very iconic plains-style mukluk and has been passed down to us from generation to generation. Now as a contemporary Métis company, we continue the tradition by combining modern techniques and materials to make functional mukluks for urban environments. The footbed is sheepskin-lined and the sole was made in partnership between Vibram and an Indigenous artist.
Material colour may vary from photograph
Handmade sweetgrass air freshener.
Made in Canada.
Fragrance will last for several months, length depending on the fragrance use, and exposure.
Available in: Eagle Feather, Medicine Wheel, Green or White Turtle design (ribbon for hanging comes in assorted colours).
Smudging with Sage Sage is believed drive out evil spirits, negative thoughts and feelings, and to keep negative entities away from areas where ceremonials take place. In the Plains sweat lodge, the floor of the structure is strewn with sage leaves for the participants to rub on their bodies during the sweat. Sage is also used in keeping sacred objects like pipes or Peyote wands safe from negative influence.
24″ to 30″
Smudging with Sweet Grass In Native American culture, braided sweet grass is believed to attract good spirits, energies, and influences. Sweet grass, with its sweet aroma reminding people of the love, kindness, and gentleness provided by Mother Earth, is known to have a calming effect and is often used during talking circles and healings. We use sweet grass during smudging to call in the good Spirit.