Medicine bundle of a mother of pearl arrowhead and pieces of coral and turquoise all tied with sinew.
Jet bobcat with turquoise inlaid eyes.
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.
What is a Medicine Bundle?
Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied onto
the animal that consists of turquoise nuggets, coral seed beads, shell heishi,
feathers and other stone pieces. The bundle may be an offering to the fetish,
to used evoke the spirit of the fetish or to increase the strength of a fetish.