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"Simplicity"
Fred Weekity, Zuni - Turtle Fetish

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Authentic Native American Indian turtle fetish carving by Zuni artist Fred Weekity

materials
marble, turquoise, Read about stones
length
1 3/4"
width
1 1/4"
height
3/8"
hallmarks
inscribed: F W
artist
Fred Weekity, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American Indian turtle fetish carving by Zuni artist Fred Weekity

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"Simplicity"
Fred Weekity, Zuni

Turtle Fetish Carving

426 - $38 plus s/h
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Paula says - "This type of fetish carving, called "reservation style", has minimal detail that leaves the rock close to its natural form."

Authentic Native American Indian turtle fetish carving by Zuni artist Fred Weekity

Authentic Native American Indian turtle fetish carving by Zuni artist Fred Weekity

Eyes 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.

NATIVE AMERICAN TURTLE SYMBOLISM

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.

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