A SIOUX BEADED HIDE FETISH. c. 1890. These were typically hung from a baby's cradle board & when the remaining piece of umbilical cord dried up and fell off the infant's naval, the umbilical cord was concealed inside. The child would keep the fetish for the rest of their lives as a symbolic & sacred connection to their mother (as the umbilical cord literally connected the two together as one).

A SIOUX BEADED HIDE FETISH.Some tribes used this for the newborn boy's umbilical cord, which would be placed with them when buried. Newborn girls had a turtle fetish.

American Indian Art:Beadwork and Quillwork, A SIOUX BEADED HIDE FETISH. c. 1890...

American Indian Art:Beadwork and Quillwork, A SIOUX BEADED HIDE FETISH. c. 1890...

A SIOUX BEADED HIDE FETISH. . c. 1890... American Indian | Lot #77084 | Heritage Auctions

A SIOUX BEADED HIDE FETISH. . c. 1890... American Indian | Lot #77084 | Heritage Auctions

Lakota Beaded Hide Umbilical Fetish

Lakota Beaded Hide Umbilical Fetish

American Indian Art:Beadwork and Quillwork, A SIOUX BEADED HIDE FETISH. c. 1890...

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Northern Cheyenne beaded hide cradle- this is a work of art, a true craftsman designed and created this beautiful cradle board.

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