Medicine bundle of a mother of pearl arrowhead, turquoise and coral nuggets. shell heishi all tied with sinew.
Inlaid turquoise 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. Read more about fetishes.
Beaver is industrious and diligent - represents achievement, hard work and family unity.
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.
Fetishes and Carvings
5 - Types of Fetishes