Sea turtle family fetish, by Rosella Lunasee
Sea turtle family Zuni fetish carving, made of Picasso marble with inlay turquoise eyes. It is 2" long, 1 3/8" wide, and 1 1/4" tall. This fetish shows a sea turtle parent with the baby sea turtle riding on its back. It would make a lovely gift to a parent or grandparent. Handmade by Zuni Native artist Rosella Lunasee, and signed with her initials on the bottom.
Turtles represent longevity, are a rain-bringing fetish, and serve as links to the Zuni ancestors.