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Antler Sea Turtle by Raymond Tsalate - Zuni Fetish Sunshine Studio

Raymond Tsalate

Antler Sea Turtle by Raymond Tsalate

$ 400.00

A low-to-the-ground sea turtle with pen shell inlaid eyes carved by Ray Tsalate - delivered to Sunshine Studio in September of 2023. The porous marrow area has been strategically placed on the turtle's shell - and Ray has created a concave shape allowing the turtle to hold an offering - if one chooses to do so! There are also eight Mediterranean coral dots placed on the sides of the turtle - four on each side. Indigenous people recognize the turtle as the symbol of Mother Earth - some Native Americans believe that the turtle contributed to creation because the turtle dove into the primeval waters to retrieve mud to create Mother Earth. The turtle is regarded as a skillful navigator through life's difficulties. Turtle medicine teaches one to go with the flow.
Artist: Raymond Tsalate (signed)
Size: 2-1/4 in. long x 1-3/8 in. wide x 7/16 in. tall

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