This small yet intricate Zuni turtle fetish is hand carved by Herbert Him Jr. The turtle is carved from a striking multitoned piece of Egyptian Marble. Herbert left out no detail when carving this piece including the two perfectly inlaid eyes of Turquoise.
The Turtle is an old, sacred figure in Native American symbolism and represents Mother Earth. To each tribe, the Turtle might depict something slightly different but with a recurring theme of creation, protection, and longevity.
Herbert Him Jr. is a talented young Zuni carver and is the son of renowned carver Herbert Him.