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Serpentine Turtle Fetish by Derrick Kaamasee

Serpentine Turtle Fetish by Derrick Kaamasee

Regular price $145.00 USD
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Derrick Kaamasee is one of the most innovative carvers of Zuni and known for the fine detail he brings to his work. This extremely detailed carved piece of serpentine really captures the essence of the turtle especially with its shell & jet eyes.

The turtle is the oldest symbol of Mother Earth and represents love, protection, knowledge and longevity, Is also used for healing. Some believe that the possession of a turtle fetish allows one to defy death. It also represents water, which in the high dessert climate of Zuni is a precious commodity.

  • 2"Length x 7/8"Tall x 2 1/4"Width
  • Zuni fetish story card included with purchase


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