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Onyx badger with turquoise bird.
Badger has inlaid turquoise eyes.
#FC461 - $75 plus s/h
Medicine bundle consists of coral, turquoise, olive shell, jet and white shell heishi; and a turquoise bird all ties with sinew.
What is an Animal Fetish?
fetish is a carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the
animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. Fetishes are carved from
many types of stone, wood, antler, shell and other materials. Often the eyes and
spots of adornment, called power spots, inset pieces of contrasting stones such
as turquoise, jet and coral.
BADGER is honored as a healing animal and as a tenacious hunter.
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.
Fetishes and Carvings
5 - Types of Fetishes