Sevokhi, a sacred artifact
river Tumnin, Primorsky Oblast, Ussuri Krai, Soviet harbor, village Khutu-Data
late 19th - early 20th century
Metal; fur: natural: hide (river otter - Lutra lutra); leather: natural leather: suede: skin suede
width 6.0; height 7.0
The amulet, myaonki, consists of two iron anthropomorphic figurines with three-toed bird paws. The figurines are placed in a bag of otter skin with the fur facing out. A brown leather strap is attached to the pouch. Sevokhi "Myaonki" was made for a person with a sick heart, it was worn on the chest under the shirt. Abstract by V.V. Gorbacheva
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