These two pieces were “thrown in” with a group of NA jewelry I purchased. They look Native, but I don’t know what they are.
The bone carved festish looks like an otter, maybe? I assumed it’s purpose was just a decorative figure. I’d like to know how old you guys think it may be.
I’ve always assumed that the ablalone bead was originally intended for a fetish necklace? I’ve just been puzzled by it, especially with the older wire and coral bead that accompanied it. It looks like a boar to me? I’m also curious about the age.