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Amos Pooacha - Zuni Turtle Fetish Carving

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Native American Indian  turtle fetish carving

Turtle body carved from dolomite with dome of limpet shell. Turquoise inlaid eyes.

Materials
Dolomite, limpet shell, Read about stones
Length
3"
Width
2 1/8"
Height
7/8"
Hallmark
AP
Artist
Amos Pooacha, Zuni

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

Native American Indian  turtle fetish carving

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Amos Pooacha, Zuni

Turtle Fetish Carving
F293 - $65 SOLD

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Paula says - "This turtle's travel home is a limpet shell - a limpet is a type of snail."

Native American Indian  turtle fetish carving

Dime above shows small scale of carving.

Native American Indian  turtle fetish carving

Native American Indian  turtle fetish carving

Native American Indian  turtle fetish carving

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.


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