Medicine Necklace with Devil’s Club Root Bark
Yellow Cedar, String, Devil's Club Root Bark
EXHIBITION:Equilibrium: A Group Exhibit
Among the tribes of the Pacific Northwest Coast, devil’s club is used as a medicinal ingredient to cure a variety of health ailments. It is also considered sacred for spiritual protection, to purify the energy of a space, and to ward off evil. Deborah Head carries devil’s club in a leather pouch and has included it in this handwoven yellow cedar basket necklace to protect its wearer.