Huichols are an indigenous group from central western Mexico. They are masters of an unusual and fascinating craft which involves creating very graphic beaded surfaces on bees wax covered animal sculptures.
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Sioux Beaded Turtle Fetish, early 1900s http://www.icollector.com/Sioux-Beaded-Turtle-Fetish-early-1900s_i9687384
Sioux (replica) ca. 1870, applique' beadwork,white heart seed beads, tin cones, buffalo fur, etc. This amulet was made for a boy and his umbilical cord was put inside (for a client in the USA)
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L.14 ¼" : W. 11 ⅞" Dynamic geometric beaded bag with an eight pointed star on a…
Snake Amulet (Blackfoot), c.1890.