This one-of-a-kind, completely original meditative prayer doll is 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" and took 8 hours to make. It has 3 Swarovski Pearl faces and is completely hand-embroidered with seed beads. The back is undadorned soft felt.
Made with an intention of working together to heal the earth, this flat lightly padded doll is perfect for holding between your palms during prayer.
The Iroquois Legend of the Three Sisters
The term "Three Sisters" emerged from the Iroquois creation myth. It was said that the earth began when "Skywoman," who lived in the upper world, peered through a hole in the sky and fell through to an endless sea. The animals saw her coming, so they took the soil from the bottom of the sea and spread it onto the back of a giant sea turtle to provide a safe place for her to land. This "Turtle Island" is now what we all North America.
Skywoman had become pregnant before she left. When she landed, she gave birth to a daughter. When the daughter became a young woman, she also became pregnant (by the West Wind). She died while giving birth to twin boys. Skywoman buried her daughter in the "new earth."
From her grave grew three sacred plants - corn, beans, and squash. These plants provided food for her sons, and later, for all of humanity.
These special gifts ensured the survival of the Iroquois people.
Known as the "sustainers of life," the Iroquois consider corn, beans and squash to be special gifts from the Creator. The well-being of each crop is believed to be protected by one of the Three Sister Spirits. Many an Indian legend has been woven around the "Three Sisters" - sisters who would never be apart from one another- sisters who should be planted together, eaten together and celebrated together.