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Amulet in the shape of a turtle, 1871-1900
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Amulet in the shape of a turtle, 1871-1900
Description
Made from leather and decorated with beads and porcupine quills, this turtle-shaped amulet is thought to contain an umbilical cord. The amulet was worn by girls until they reached puberty to ward off illness. In many Native American belief systems, turtles were thought to look after women's diseases. It was possibly made by the Sioux people of the Great Plains, in North America. maker: Sioux people Place made: Great Plains
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Image and original data from Wellcome Collection
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