Cheyenne Made for a client in Oklahoma with her granddaughter's umbilical cord enclosed in the turtle amulet for her daughter.
Lizard umbilical cord fetish
Vintage Beaded Buckskin Indian Turtle Umbilical Cord Amulet. This Beaded Buckskin Turtle Umbilical Cord Amuletis a highly collectible artifact. The Turtle is the Native American symbol for long life. This fine artifact looks like an old one, but how old it is we can't tell for sure. It was hand made from genuine Buckskin Leather.
Old Plains First Nations beaded-buckskin amulet for a newborn. This would have contained the child's umbilical cord, as a protection for the baby.
Navel cord amulet. Northern Plains. Assiniboine or Nakoda. 1895-1905, 19th century or 20th century Tanned and smoked hide, glass beads, metal bells, cotton thread 5.6 x 11.5 cm Gift of Miss Mabel Molson. McCord Museum