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Christopher Peina - Zuni Turtle Fetish Carving

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Hand made Native American Indian Turtle Fetish

Jet turtle with inlaid turquoise eyes and power spots.

Materials
Jet, turquoise
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Length
1 1/4"
Width
1 "
Height
1/2"
Hallmarks
C. PEINA
Artist
Christopher Peina, Zuni

Native American Indian Jewelry and Fetish Carving booksChristopher Peina's work is featured in Zuni Fetishes and Carvings by Kent McManis.

 

Hand made Native American Indian Turtle Fetish

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Turtle Fetish Carving

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Hand made Native American Indian Turtle Fetish

Dime above shows scale of this carving.

Hand made Native American Indian Turtle Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Turtle Fetish

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.

TURTLE - Nurturer, Protector, Mother Energy, Mother Earth. Turtle's medicine includes connection with Great Spirit, journeys of discovery, patience, feminine strength, power to heal female diseases, inspiration, protecting oneself snd others, self-reliance, and tenacity, longevity.

JET (Acoma Jet) - A solid, durable type of lignite coal that originated from wood. It is mined around the Acoma Pueblo region, among other places, thus the name Acoma Jet, or Jet for short. It is very popular for carving fetishes. It is also used for inlaying but usually not used in stone sets. Read about stones


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