Turtle Fetish by Chris Poocha

Turtle Fetish by Chris Poocha

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This delightful fetish is a rare treasure. A wonderfully carved turtle fetish. Handcarved, by Native American Zuni Indian artist: Chris Poocha. Chris carved this delightful fetish from green jasper, then painstakingly inlaid turquoise eyes, and turquoise accents The Zuni people are well known as expert fetish carvers, and this carving is a fine example of their workmanship. Fetishes are believed to embody the spirit of the animal they represent. The turtle is the oldest symbol of Mother Earth, longevity. Zuni fetishes are not manufactured, nor are they carved on demand. Each is a unique, handmade work of art. Size: 1.375" x .75"x .375"