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Buffalo calf with beaded umbilcal cord amulet

BEADED UMBILICAL CORD HOLDERS

custom plains beaded naval amulets

Beadwork of the Native American Indian

turtle amulet
beaded amulet

They were traditionally made for a newborn child that had come into a family. After the umbilical cord fell off - an umbilical cord holder was made as a container for the umbilical cord. This stayed with the child the rest of its life. There are no umbilical cord holders in the ones that we make, but people have bought them for their children and have had the umbilical cord put in. It becomes a family keep sake

 

UMBILICAL CORD HOLDERS / BEADED AMULETS

 

Plains Indian turtle amulet

Oglala Sioux Replica

This amulet had his mother's and father's hair and grandmother's hair put inside with buffalo fur.

Sioux Umbilical cord amulet
Cheyenne
Made for a client in Oklahoma with her granddaughter's umbilical cord enclosed in the turtle amulet for her daughter.
amulet necklace

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)

 

beaded plains amulet
This amulet was made for a museum in Colorado
beaded umbilical cord holder necklace
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