An elegant sea Turtle lifts its head as it floats, carved from tijilite by Corwin Yamutewa. This reptile's shell is gorgeously incised and red coral eyes, drilled nostrils and a mouth are added. About 3 3/4" long, 2 3/8" wide and 1" tall.
Corwin says "Fetish carving runs on my father's side of the family. My late uncle Rufus Comosona was a fetish necklace maker. My aunt Carol Martinez and her daughters, Clissa and Felissa Martin are also fetish carvers from my dad's side of the family. My late Grandfather Benito Yamutewa also carved at one point in his life."