This small smudge fan is made from a wood pigeon wing, is set in cow hide handle and finished with a line of rabbit fur. The rabbit fur is from wild english rabbits which are managed as part of a wildlife conservation programme.
Pigeons and humans have lived closely alongside each other since ancient times as they were the first birds to become domesticated. Man has drawn on their positive qualities for thousands of years and they of great symbolic and spiritual importance for people. They are extremely resilient, loyal and intelligent, and serve as a patient and thoughtful guardian who will teach you many things. Closely related to the Dove, the energies they embody include love and kindness, sacrifice and devotion and tranquility and peace.
All of our smudge come with a “7-day trial period”, to allow you time to hold it in your hands, ensuring that you are right for each other. If you decide that you aren’t, you have time to return your smudge fan and choose another from our collection.
About the making of our smudge fans:
We only ever source our feathers and wings ethically, from birds which have died in their natural environment, and never from birds which have been shot.
Our feathers and wings come from birds which have been killed by cars and are lying on the side of the road as we drive past, or from loose feathers and parts of wings we find when we are out and about walking the moors, woodlands or coastline.
The leather we use is from Red Deer in Scotland, or cow hide, and the Rabbit fur is from rabbits which are culled as part of a wildlife management project in England.
Small: under 20cm width
Medium: around 20-40cm width
Large: around 45-65cm width
XL: Over 70cm width