Cheyenne Umbilical Fetish
Northern Plains (probably Cheyenne) umbilical fetish in the diamond shape representative of a horny toad or lizard - generally indicating the child for whom it was made was a boy. This is in wonderful condition and it is early, circa 1875. Red whitehearts, with blue, gold, white, and deep teal beads were used on heavy braintanned leather. The legs of the fetish are strung with large red whitehearts. Measures 6 inches in length by 2 3/4 in width, not including the large beaded strands.
Medium: Braintanned leather, glass beads
Size: 6" x 2 3/4"
Location/Origin: Northern Cheyenne, Northern Plains, Southern Cheyenne, Southern Plains
Our Product ID: D2688