Entry from British & World English dictionary
(Among various North American Indian peoples) a hollowed bone tube used by a medicine man to contain the soul of a sick person.
- In form, it resembles the double-headed soul catchers traditionally used by shaman.
- Large soul catchers were sometimes mounted in the smokeholes of the houses to prevent souls from leaving prematurely.
- To create this glass soul catcher, which is about four times the size of a real soul catcher, Preston first created a cylinder of glass in the approximate shape of the final form.
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