Native American Beaver Fetish Carving

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"Honey"
Native American Beaver Fetish Carving

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Native American Indian Beaver Fetish

Material
Honeystone, turquoise, coral, shell heishi
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Length
2 3/8"
Width
3/4"
Height
1 1/4"
Artist
Unknown

Native American Indian Beaver Fetish

Medicine bundle of turquoise, coral, and shell heishi tied with sinew.   

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"Honey"
Beaver Fetish Carving - FO235

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Native American Indian Beaver Fetish

Dime above shows scale of Beaver.

  Native American Indian Beaver Fetish

Native American Indian Beaver Fetish

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. Read more about fetishes.

Beaver is industrious and diligent. He represents achievement, hard work and family unity.

Honeystone is another name for mellite, an unusual mineral that is also an organic chemical. Like jet, it is found in deposits of brown coal or lignite, and its formation is partly the result of vegetable decomposition, which is very unusual for gemstones.Honeystone somewhat resemble amber in appearance and is typically found in crystals of gray, brown to reddish, and more rarely yellow or honey-coloured. It was named from the Greek , "melis" for honey. It was discovered in 1789 at in Germany and since has been found in Russia, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary.
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