Paula says - "In my opinion, this item shows all the design characteristics and workmanship of being Navajo made. But because we are unable to attribute the maker's mark to a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more."
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.
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,
Pipestone, 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. Pipestone 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. The catlinite quarries located at Pipestone National Monument are considered sacred to many Native American people. Read more about Sacred Red Pipestone from Minnesota.
Fetishes and Carvings
5 - Types of Fetishes