Small Canadian Sweetgrass Braid - Traditional 21 Strands

Material: Sweetgrass

Dimensions:Approx. 20 inches long x 1/2 inch wide

About 21 Strand Sweet Grass Braids

These sweet grass braids are handpicked, braided & blessed by elders & members of the Sapotaweyak Cree Indigenous Nations in Canada.

This sweet grass is braided using the traditional method of using 21 strands of sweet grass - making them also smaller than the larger sweet grass braids listed on this site.

The use of the 21 strands represents:

  • the 7 generations that came before us
  • the next 7 strands represent the 7 teachings of love, respect, honesty, courage, wisdom, truth, and humility
  • and the last 7 strands are the 7 generations in front of us, children, grandchildren, and those children yet to be born

A smudge stick is a bundle of dried herbs, usually sage or sweetgrass, which is burned to cleanse and purify a space, ceremony, or person. Smudging is effective at driving away negative spirits or energy, and is extremely suitable for preparing a sacred space, energetically cleansing a person before healing, purifying your home or cleansing crystals. To smudge a room walk slowly around it and use a feather to fan the smoke around the outline of the room. Be sure to use a shell to prevent sparks or ashes from causing damage. Sage with sweetgrass attracts positive energy into a newly cleansed space. 


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