Rare old Umbilical Cord Fetish
Nice old fetish with the classic old colors, white heart reds, old pinks, perriwinkle blue. Legs have tin trade cones. Underside has sewn slit and UNUSUAL beaded four winds cross. No beads or cones are missing. Body is approx 3" X 6" not counting legs. These fetishes were made to contain the umbilical cord of the new baby. The animal chosen for the 'container' would become the totem or protector of the child. Each animal had special attributes. Price: $550
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