Native American Zuni Turtle Fetish Carving

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HK Item # F178

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Hand made Native American Indian Turtle Fetish

Pipestone with Seashell Shell
and Turquoise inlaid eyes.

Material
Pipestone, turquoise, seashell,
Length
2 3/4"
Width
1 1/4 "
Height
3/4"
Hallmarks
Artist's arrow mark
Artist
Amos Pooacha, Zuni

In Zuni Fetishes and Carvings by Kent McManis, a very similar turtle by Amos Pooacha is picture on page 26. McManis says that frogs and turtles are some of the oldest and most commonly carved Zuni fetishes. "Turtles have a rain association in addition to serving as links to the Zuni ancestors."

Hand made Native American Indian Turtle Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Turtle Fetish

Frog and turtles have appeared in carved jewelry since prehistoric times. Considered the major rain-bringing fetish, the frog is also associated with abundance and fertility.

Zuni Turtle Fetish Carving
Seashell Turtle - F178

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Hand made Native American Indian Turtle Fetish

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Hand made Native American Indian Turtle Fetish

 

Hand made Native American Indian Turtle Fetish

 

 

  

 

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What is a Fetish?

A fetish is a rock carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. Although carved from many types of rock, fishrock is traditional. Read more about fetishes.

Pipestone. The Plains Indians consider pipestone to be a sacred material and it often is used for ceremonial items such as pipes. Read more about stones.


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