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Jonathan Natewa - Zuni Turtle Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American turtle fetish carving of black marble by Zuni carver Jonathan Natewa

materials
black marble, turquoise
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length
2 1/2"
width
1 1/2"
height
1/2"
hallmarks
inscribed: JN ZUNI
artist
Jonathan Natewa, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American turtle fetish carving of black marble by Zuni carver Jonathan Natewa

Eyes and power spots of inlaid turquoise.

Authentic Native American Zuni turtle fetish carving

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Jonathan Natewa - Zuni

Turtle Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Zuni turtle fetish carving

Authentic Native American Zuni turtle fetish carving

Authentic Native American Zuni turtle fetish carving

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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.

black marble, also known as catlinite, is a form of clay called argillite with a high iron content that colors it a deep red to pale orange. black marble was discovered in southwestern Minnesota by the Sioux Indians, who consider it a sacred material and use it to carve pipes and other ceremonial objects. It is easy to carve because of its lack of quartz. Read about stones.

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Types of Fetishes

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