NATIVE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST TURTLE FETISH NECKLACE. I believe it to be Zuni made but do not have an artist's name, there are slight differences in the carvings of each turtle. The necklace has 3 staggered in length strands with brown and white natural heishi, branch coral,and turquoise nuggets spaced between 54 mother of pearl turtles. The necklace closes with sterling cones (lightly tarnished) and a hook.
Stringing is strong and tight and the total drop from neck hook is 14". Overall length when unhooked is 29". The necklace wears comfortably and hangs beautifully, the overall weight is 5oz.
The turtle in Native American lore is a sacred figure that represents Mother Earth. Overall the turtle signifies good health and a long life (turtles can live up to 150 years). Their hard shell symbolizes protection and perseverance.
The necklace was purchased at an Okla. City estate sale.
Thank you for your interest! We welcome all questions! Necklace will come carefully boxed and well protected.
Available for layaway!
Native American Turtle Fetish Necklace
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