Unique Southwest Turtle Mimbres inspired design. The turtle is a sacred figure in Native American Shamanistic symbolism as it represents Mother Earth. The turtle has great longevity living up to 150 years. Native American folklore says that the turtle played a part in their Creation myth. The Earth Diver turtle swam to the bottom of the water that stretched across the world. He surfaced with the mud which the creator used to make the earth. The hard shell of the turtle represents perseverance and protection.
The shell of the turtle is used to dispense medicines because of the association with Spiritual Healing properties and the shell is also used to make dance rattles. The symbol of the turtle in Southwest tribes such as the Hopi and Navajo represents water - a much sought after commodity in desert regions."
December 23rd, 2017
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