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Paula says - "I love the animals carved by Herbert Davis. His style is anatomically correct and much more detailed than many of the minimalist-style carvers."
Dime above shows scale of Bobcat.
Medicine bundle of MOP arrowhead, turquoise, coral and shell heishi tied on with sinew.
What is a Fetish?
A fetish is a rock carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. Although carved from many types of rock, fish rock is traditional. Read more about fetishes.
Bobcat is the younger brother of Mountain Lion. He is the hunting animal of the South. Bobcat is a wily hunter because he is not as big or as powerful as the mountain lion. Bobcat and coyote often play tricks on one another.
Medicine Bundle - Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied on the back of the animal that consists of coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. The bundle may be used as an offering to the fetish, to evoke the spirit of the fetish or to increase the strength of a fetish.