Sunface Turtle Earrings
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Zuni carver and jewelry, Darrin Boone, carved these sweet turtle earrings from jet and inlaid Sunfaces on the back. The turtle shell is a shell from the sea. The feet and shell are detailed. They dangle from sterling silver wires. More about turtles below.
Size: 2" L - includes wires x .75" W
Turtles have their own homes on their backs which means that wherever they are, they are home. They are associated with safety. When attacked they retreat into their shells, although some turtles have strong enough mouths to snap a finger. For most Native American nations in North America, turtles represent Mother Earth. Every turtle shell has 13 sections on top which some Native Americans say represent the 13 moons of each year.
Traditionally, Zuni carvings are symbolically fed cornmeal. Each Zuni fetish comes in a box with a descriptive card and a tiny bit of corn meal to tide them over until they reach you.