A wonderful Hopi Turtle Pendant by Joe Josytewa. A simple, linear Turtle fills the main of the Teardrop shape. This is complemented by darker, etched detail to the sides and upper of the Pendant. The Turtle Shell features a bold pattern to add further interest.
The Turtle is a sacred figure in Native American symbolism which depicts something slightly different to each tribe, but with some common recurring themes. The Turtle has great longevity living up to 150 years and embodies good health and long life. The shell of the Turtle is a symbol of protection, for which it is often thought to represent Mother Earth- our creator and protector.
1 3/4" tall- 1 1/2" widest point.