DescriptionThis sterling silver turtle pin/pendant handcrafted by Santo Domingo artist Tristan Noah Pajarito was created through the traditional tufa casting method and is a stunning example of Pajarito's skill as an artist. Only one object is extracted from each Tufa mold, making every piece truly unique.
The pin/pendant features a turtle and lovely floral design accenting the shell. Some Native American tribes use turtles to represent water. Other tribes consider the turtle a symbol of safety because the turtle carries its home on its back. The animal can symbolize the ability to adapt to new situations and environments easily. This piece can be worn alone or added to chain or beads for a unique statement pendant.
Pin/Pendant measures 2" long by 1-1/2 wide with hidden bail that can accommodate chains and necklaces up to 1/4" thick. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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At the Indian Pueblo Store we guarantee that your purchase is an original and authentic work handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. We ask our artists to complete an extensive certification process, providing a CIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card and other documentation of their Native American heritage. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product to guarantee it is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes and natural materials of only the highest quality. We record the place and date of each purchase and pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to make a living practicing their craft. At a time when many commercially-made products are being sold as handcrafted Native American art, our in-depth purchase process allows us to guarantee the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 35 years, we have made it a priority to visit artists in their studio or home to purchase their latest handcrafted pieces and learn about their work. We have developed lasting relationships with artists, as well as dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art.