Miscellaneous, Beaded Umbilical Fetish, Sioux, Horse, Vintage, '70s, 238
In some Native American cultures, it is tradition for an infant to be beaded an amulet, known as an umbilical fetish, in the form of an animal to store and protect the child’s spirit.
This little beaded beauty traces back to the 1970s, a traditional umbilical fetish in the shape of a horsehead, crafted from brain-tanned leather and small baby blue seed beads in what’s referred to as a ‘lazy stitch’ threaded bead design. A one-of-a-kind vintage find.
- materials: seed beads, brain tanned leather
- dimensions: 4" x 3" x 1"
- nice vintage condition
- beads are intact and secure
- leather is supple
- style number: JM238