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Mitchell Zephier, Lakota
Four Colors Turtle Pendant with Chain

HK Item #NP697

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Authentic Native American Four Colors Turtle Pendant with chain by Lakota artist Mitchell Zephier

size
2 3/4" x 1 7/8";
25" brass tone chain
materials
brass,
copper, Read about copper
red pipestone, black pipestone, yellow sandstone, white alabaster, Read about stones
hallmarks
none
artist
Mitchell Zephier, Lakota

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Mitchell Zephier, Lakota
Four Colors Turtle Pendant
with Chain

NP697  -   $220 plus s/h   
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Authentic Native American Four Colors Turtle Pendant with chain by Lakota artist Mitchell Zephier

Comes with 25" chain.

Authentic Native American Four Colors Turtle Pendant with chain by Lakota artist Mitchell Zephier

Brass front and copper back.

Mitchell Charles Zephier
Cétan Ho Wasté (Pretty Voice Hawk)

Mitchell Zephier of Rapid City, South Dakota grew up on the Cheyenne River and Rosebud Indian reservations. In 1981 he founded Lakota Visions, traditional Lakota made Native American arts, crafts and jewelry from the plains states. He has mentored over 34 apprentices in metal-smithing and marketing. Family members and friends that work on Lakota Visions jewelry include his son Wakinyan Luta Zephier , Belle Starboy, Webster Two Hawk Jr., and Roger Dale Herron.

Native American Lakota Four Colors Medicine Wheel Shield PendantMitch has won numerous awards including first place at Red Earth Show, several awards at the internationally prestigious Sante Fe Indian Market as well as presented his work at far off Native American venues like Schimutzun Celebration in Connecticut. He has also earned the South Dakota Governor's award.

Mitch has other forms of artistic expression. His album Cherish the Children won a National Native Music Award for Best Children's Album. Mitchell Zephier's latest venture is to team up with fellow artists to explore, on film this time, the issues that affect the lives of Native Young People in Cloud Horse Production's Lakota 4 Life, a Zephier inspired look at the issues, decisions, responsibilities and opportunities facing Native Youth today.

TURTLE

The turtle (KEYA) in Lakota culture is the guardian of life, patron of healing and controlled accidents. The turtle is wise and hears many things and does not tell anything. Its skin is like a shield so that arrows cannot wound it. The turtle is fierce in its attack on others. In legend KEYA allies himself with the thunderbeings in order to destroy the bad spirits that lurk in the water.

THE FOUR SACRED COLORS / MEDICINE WHEEL

Many Native Americans view the world as having four directions. Each direction has a special meaning and color associated with it. The Lakota use the colors black, red, yellow and white to represent the four directions. For some, the colors represent the four seasons and the changes we make on our journey through life. Every tribe and every person has their own beliefs and you should use what best represents what you believe.

The Medicine Wheel is an integral part of American Indian Spirituality. It is based on the four cardinal directions and the four sacred colors. The circle represents life and the four colors symbolize the four directions, the four races, the four seasons and the four Lakota virtues of generosity, bravery, fortitude, and wisdom. At the center of the circle is the eternal fire from which everything originates and everything returns.. Read more about Four Colors Medicine Wheel.

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