protective charm; necklace (neck ornament (personal adornment))

Necklace to protect from evil. Small, black seed beads interspersed with a red and black seed, a brown seed and long, thin brown and white beads to form the necklace. Attached to the necklace is a hollow, thin, very light tooth (possibly from a fish- PViscardi 2013-01-03), and two bunches of multicoloured feathers.

Necklace, of small brown beads with larger red and black bead, and brown bead. Claw (parrot?) attached, with two bunches of brown, blue, yellow and red feathers. To protect from evil.

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