Support a common prayer, a shared vision
COLLECTIVE PRAYER MEDICINE HAtS OFFER US A CHANCE TO ENGAGE WITH A community cause that we believe is aligned with the healing of our planet and all of our relations.
While a custom Medicine Hat is a prayer for the individual, the Collective Prayer invites you to honor something greater than yourself. By purchasing these hats, you are participating in a collaborative process where our voices resonate louder together. The collective prayer for the season is established as the hats are designed.
From the sourcing of materials, through their construction in California, to the journey that they will take when they land on your head, this intention is woven through every fiber of these hats. A portion of the proceeds will go towards people and organizations who are materializing the prayer through their work.
Click on each individual hat to learn more about the prayers, process, and people behind it.
Earth, Wind, Water, Fire
We honor our first Collective Prayer by returning to the beginning. Dreamt into existence while fires raged near our home, turning the skies orange and dusting the earth with ash, we imagined life after the burning, when we could begin again, as it was when life first sparked on our planet. We prayed for the dance of the elements, whose interplay are responsible for all of creation. Each of the four Medicine Hats in our inaugural collective prayer is dedicated to an element: Fire, Earth, Air and Water. That we may pray for their health and the balance of their powers. That you may support this prayer, embodying these elements, and defending their purity. A portion of the profits for this first collection will go towards relief for the most vulnerable fire victims in California.
The hats in this Collective Prayer are made of Argentinian sheep’s wool, blocked and trimmed in Berkeley, California. The bands are collected from Peru and the medicine pieces are pressed by the hands of Jack Burton, a silversmith in the region where the fires were burning while the initial prayers were being made. Each medicine piece takes 400 hammer blows, and is pressed with traditional Navajo designs, that Burton has used in his long career, making medicine for Pendleton, along with other reputed designers.