Fetish Turtle Gold Lip Mother of Pearl,Serpentine
Andrew Quamn, a Zuni Pueblo fetish carver whose expertise focuses on carving turtle and frog fetishes. He uses attractive stones and shells, including amber, serpentine, mother of pearl, abalone shell, turquoise, coral, picasso marble, and rainbow calcite to create magnificent turtle fetishes. Andrew's father was Anderson Emerson Quam, a well known bird fetish necklace artist.
This turtle is carved with gold-lip mother of pearl, serpentine, turquoise, and coral.
Turtle is a symbol of Mother Earth. The turtle represents self-reliance, tenacity, and longevity