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Friday, December 01, 2006

Making a Parik-til for Luck and Success

A Parik-til is the Gypsy version of a medicine bag. To create a parik-til, a small drawstring pouch is made in the appropriate color for the intended purpose. Into this goes various little objects: herbs, stones, feathers, sometimes a charm or piece of paper inscribed with a simple spell. This list is endless; it is only important that the objects seem sympathetic to your purpose.

Collect leaves and twigs of the oak tree, including a small acorn if available, the petals and/or seeds of the sunflower, a piece of cinnamon stick, three cloves...

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Anonymous said...

I think I am going to make one out of a square of velvet about the size of a handkerchief and use the "handkerchief" directions to make it. I had an idea of how to add fringe and other cool stuff. I like that it can be made without any special tools or anything. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I found a Sinti Gypsy lady who makes them and I just got mine last week and it was really great. I told her what was going on in my life and she filled it with all kinds of items and each thing had an explanation about what it was and how to use it. The oil she included for love called SINTI LOVE was amazing!! If anyone is interested her link is

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