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"Pocket Pal"
Danette Laate, Zuni - Turtle Fetish
  HK Item # F413 

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Authentic Native American Indian turtle fetish carving by Zuni artist Danette Laate

materials
mother of pearl, jet, turquoise, Read about stones
length
1 3/8"
width
1"
height
3/8"
hallmarks
inscribed: DL
artist
Danette Laate, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American Indian turtle fetish carving by Zuni artist Danette Laate

Power spots of inlaid jet and eyes of turquoise.

 

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"Pocket Pal"
Danette Laate, Zuni

Turtle Fetish Carving

F413 - $50 plus s/h
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Paula says - "This tiny turtle is a perfect size to carry with you in a pocket or pouch. The smooth mother of pearl with slightly raised paw and spots are very soothing to the touch. A great pocket pal."

Authentic Native American Indian turtle fetish carving by Zuni artist Danette Laate

Authentic Native American Indian turtle fetish carving by Zuni artist Danette Laate

Bear paw of inlaid turquoise.

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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.

Is it Mother of Pearl or Abalone?

Mother of pearl, also known as nacre, is the outer coating of pearls and is also a protective layer that forms the lining of some mollusks including abalone. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent, which means that it changes color as the angle of view or the angle of light changes. Mother of pearl from most mollusks has a milky white or silver appearance, whereas mother of pearl from abalone has dark rainbow hues. Read more . . .

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