"Sweetgrass grows along the marshy reas of the northern Rockies into Canada. Many people of North America consider Sweetgrass sacred for its ability to purify and protect. Often found in medicine bundles, the smoke from its leaves is used in ceremonies to clear object, places and people. The Sweetgrass braid is held above a heat source or flame to allow a smoke plume to escape. This smoke is fanned over the person or object. Sweetgrass is most often used to start ceremonies and attract positive energies." From Native Scents of Taos, NM, these sweetgrass braids are about 20" to 24" long. The sweetgrass is harvested in a sacred and respectful manner, and prayers are made while braiding.