HBR Sweet Grass
Sweet grass (sweetgrass) is an aromatic herb that grows native to North America. The grass is harvested in early to late summer, soaked in water making it pliable, braided, and then dried again. It is commonly used at the beginning of a prayer or ceremony to attract positive energy. This is done by burning one end, briefly letting it catch on fire, then waving the flame out (a feather may be used), so it is left smoking, similar to incense, releasing a sweet, long-lasting aroma. Along with sweetgrass, it is also common to burn other native medicinal herbs such as cedar and sage.
Our Sweet Grass is provided to us by our friends from various Manitoba Reserves.
The braids are approximately 28" - 30" in length.