Red Bourbon Turkey Wing Smudge Wand with Mink Fur. The driftwood handle is naturally formed to appear as a bird. Bird spirit is the perfect symbol for freedom and perspective. Because they fly high into the sky, they are believed to be messengers of the Gods who provide humans with a bridge between the mundane and spiritual life.
In American Indian lore, the turkey is linked to the third eye, the seat of feminine energies within us, and the center for higher vision. Turkey is also the symbol of the Mother Earth and her abundant harvest.
Mink is often considered a lucky animal, bestowing success at hunting or fishing upon humans that have earned their favor. Among the Innu of eastern Canada, Mink plays the mythological role of Earth-Diver, being the only animal to succeed at diving to the ocean floor to bring up land for the culture hero to make the earth with. Mink is an important clan crest in some Northwest Coast tribes, and can sometimes be found carved on totem poles.