Off-white "fish rock" (serpentine), with a stunning variety of turquoise carefully arranged in a mosiac pattern as the turtle's shell. There are also inlaid turquoise spots on the body of the turtle.
Measures: ~ 2-1/2" long x 1-3/4" wide x 1/2" tall
Artist: Cheryl Beyuka, Zuni
Prized for their beauty and spiritual renewal, fetishes have long been an important part of Native American Culture. When a Fetish maker prays over his created work, a mystical power is believed to become released, assisting a person in finding a solution to their present problems. All Southwestern tribes make and use fetishes, however, the Zuni people have developed a reputation for being skillful carvers. Among the Zunis, fetishes offer good luck, protection, and hunting guidance from the inner spirit of each carved animal.
Turtles symbolize water, longevity, and fertility.
In Honor of Memorial Day, the Shop will be Closed, Monday, May 31st.
Hi folks! COVID cases are down! So, we are allowed to have up to 25 people in the shop &15 people in the museum. However, on Saturdays, the museum will remain closed and used only as an area for those waiting to shop.
(However, if we're slow we can sneak you down there, if you like.)
For now, face covering & use of hand sanitizer are still required when entering.
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