The turtle is a very traditional animal for the Huichol Indians. The turtle assists the rain goddess and protects the purity of all water. It is also responsible for the replenishing of underground springs.
Click on the pictures to expand them and see the detail! This turtle displays a yellow deer head, Kauyumari, who leads the Huichol toward divine insight and the healers on their journeys. It’s nestled in bright blue and green rows of beads. It is 2.75″ wide, 3.25″ long and an inch deep. Even the wooden carving itself is a work of art. Seen in real life this turtle is imbued with the Huichol connection to the spirit world.
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