I’m looking forward to receiving the prayer feather. If I’m not bothering you to ask, is there anything else you could tell me about this particular feather?
Dave from Australia
No bother at all. My pleasure. I posted a little bit about Prayer Feathers in a previous post.
The only other thing I can say about the feather fan you are receiving is that Alan Nash calls his smudge fans a Talking Prayer Feather which is from the Navajo.
Many other artists of other tribes refer to them as Prayer Feathers.
Since using eagle feathers is illegal, artists use turkey feathers, either natural or hand painted to look like eagle feathers.
According to Navajo legends and teachings:
The Eagle was created to help the Dine’ with healing and guidance. Eagle plumes and feathers represent faith, hope, courage and strength. Individuals often receive eagle plumes as they make their journey in life. The plume acts as a shield as one follows the Corn Pollen way of life.