Inlay turtle fetish by Terrance Martza
Native American Zuni fetish carving of a turtle, made of serpentine, with inlay jet designs on the back, and tiny pieces of raised inlay turquoise and coral on its back. It is 3 1/4" long, 1 1/2" wide, 1/2" tall. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Terrance Martza, and it is signed on the bottom. Turtles represent longevity, are a rain-bringing fetish, and serve as links to the Zuni ancestors.