Authentic Native American Lakota Indian Four Colors Turtle Pendant

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Mitchell Zephier - Lakota
Four Colors Turtle Pendants

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Authentic Native American Four Colors Turtle Pendant by Lakota artist Mitchell Zephier

A - 2 1/2" long including bail X 1 5/8" wide."
Snake chain adjustable from 18-22".

Materials
Nickel silver, Read about silver
Red pipestone, yellow sandstone, white alabaster and black pipestone., Read about stones
Artist
Mitchell Zephier and his Lakota family and employees in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Authentic Native American Four Colors Turtle Pendant by Lakota artist Mitchell Zephier

Authentic Native American Four Colors Turtle Pendant by Lakota artist Mitchell Zephier

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Mitchell Zephier - Lakota
Four Colors Turtle Pendants

NP619-A (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)
Comes with adjustable chain shown.
$270 plus s/h   
    
NP619-B (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)
Comes with adjustable chain.
$325 plus s/h   
    

Authentic Native American Four Colors Turtle Pendant by Lakota artist Mitchell Zephier

A - 2 1/2" long including bail X 1 1/2" wide".
Rope chain adjustable from 18-21".

Authentic Native American Four Colors Turtle Pendant by Lakota artist Mitchell Zephier

Authentic Native American Four Colors Turtle Pendant by Lakota artist Mitchell Zephier

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Mitchell Charles Zephier
Cétan Ho Wasté (Pretty Voice Hawk)

Mitchell Zephier grew up on the Cheyenne River and Rosebud Indian reservations. After marrying on Roxanne Apple Rosebud he gave re-birth to Plains Indian Jewelry, particularly Lakota metal adornment. He has mentored over 34 apprentices in the arts of metal-smithing and marketing.

Native American Lakota Four Colors Medicine Wheel Shield PendantMitch collaborates with fellow Lakota artists. Mitch has won numerous awards including first place at Red Earth Show, several awards at the internationally prestigious Sante Fe Indian Market as well as presented his work at far off Native American venues like Schimutzun Celebration in Connecticut. He has also earned the South Dakota Governor's award.

Mitch has other forms of artistic expression. His album Cherish the Children won a National Native Music Award for Best Children's Album. Mitchell Zephier's latest venture is to team up with fellow artists to explore, on film this time, the issues that affect the lives of Native Young People in Cloud Horse Production's Lakota 4 Life, a Zephier inspired look at the issues, decisions, responsibilities and opportunities facing Native Youth today.

Other family members and friends that work on the jewelry include his son Wakinyan Luta Zephier , Belle Starboy, Webster Two Hawk Jr., and Roger Dale Herron.

TURTLE - The turtle (KEYA) in Lakota culture is the guardian of life, patron of healing and controlled accidents. The turtle is wise and hears many things and does not tell anything. Its skin is like a shield so that arrows cannot wound it. The turtle is fierce in its attack on others. In legend KEYA allies himself with the thunderbeings in order to destroy the bad spirits that lurk in the water.

THE FOUR SACRED COLORS - Many Native Americans view the world as having four directions. Each direction has a special meaning and color associated with it. The Lakota use the colors black, red, yellow and white to represent the four directions. For some, the colors represent the four seasons and the changes we make on our journey through life. Every tribe and every person has their own beliefs and you should use what best represents what you believe.


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