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Serpentine body with inlay of turquoise, mother of pearl, jet, pink shell, orange spiny oyster, abalone, and malachite.
Top inlay is brilliant white mother of pearl.
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. Read more about fetishes.
Turtle is seen as 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 and others, self-reliance, and tenacity, longevity.