Native American Navajo Turtle Fetish Carving
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Fetish Carving

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Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

This large wonderful turtle is full of intricate detail.

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Carved from Jet, Mother of Pearl, and Coral.

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

The shell and legs have carved texture lines.

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Carved and signed by Navajo artist
David Yazzie.

 

 

Spot - Navajo Turtle Carving

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Material
Jet, Mother of Pearl, Coral
Length
3"
Width
1 3/4 "
Height
7/8"
Hallmarks
D J Y
Artist
David Yazzie, Navajo

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

The eyes are inlaid Mother of Pearl.

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

In addition the shell is inlayed with 10 Mother of Pearl and Coral spots.

 

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.

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.

Jet (Acoma Jet) is a solid black type of lignite coal that is mined around the Acoma Pueblo region, 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 more about stones.


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