Turtle fetish by Andrew Quam, malachite, turquoise, mother of pearl
Zuni turtle fetish, made of mother of pearl with inlay turquoise, malachite, coral, and jet. Beautiful piece of malachite in the shell, with raised dot inlay of turquoise and coral, and raised inlay coral for the eyes. Native American Made. It is 1" wide, 1 3/8" long, and 3/8" tall. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Andrew Quam, and is signed on the bottom.
Turtles represent longevity, are a rain-bringing fetish, and serve as links to the Zuni ancestors.