Feathered Soul designer Marganne Town is inspired by the talismans and symbology of cultures all over the world. Marganne imagines that each of her pieces is worn as a totem of protection, healing and love.
Nazars are eye amulets that protect the wearer against the curse of the "evil eye". While the concept of the evil eye and talismanic protection date back to Classical antiquity, the nazar is a legacy of the Turkish Ottoman empire and can be found in the many countries and cultures that were once under Ottoman rule.
A medicine bag is usually a small pouch, worn by some Indigenous peoples of the Americas, that contains sacred items. A personal medicine bag may contain objects that symbolize personal well-being and tribal identity. Traditionally, medicine bags are worn under the clothing. Their contents are private, and often of a personal and religious nature.