Native American Zuni Turtle Fetish Carving

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Red Elk Double Turtle
Zuni Fetish Carving
HK Item # F183

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Hand made Native American Indian Turtle Fetish

Green Serpentine with Turquoise inlaid eyes.

Material
Green Serpentine
Length
1 3/4"
Width
1 1/4 "
Height
1"
Hallmarks
RED ELK
Artist
Justin Red Elk, Zuni

Justin Red Elk is the grandson of the late Zuni artist Leonard Halate. Justin's late father, Foster Red Elk, was a Sioux. Justin's mother, Pansy Natachu is a Zuni carver.

Justin's carvings have great expression and he is known for his double otters and turtles. His work is greatly influenced by the whimsical feel and almost folk-art quality of his grandfather's (Leonard Halate) pieces, yet Justin's work and that of his renowned uncle Herbert Halate are sleeker and more rounded.

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.

Hand made Native American Indian Turtle Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Turtle Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Turtle Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Turtle Fetish

Zuni Turtle Fetish Carving
Double Turtles - F183

$42

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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.

Serpentine can be bi-colored, streaked, mottled, banded or spotted and it has a slippery, snake-like surface (hence the name). Read more about stones.


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