Huichol Green Turtle


Traditional Trade Beads

Height: 70 mm
Length: 250 mm
Width: 180 mm

Handmade by the Huichol Tribe in Mexico

The turtle spirit animal is one of the oldest living animals in the world. There is so much wisdom that you can gain from the turtle symbolism, such as persistence, endurance, and longevity. The turtle totem wisdom teaches us about walking our path in peace and sticking to it with determination and serenity. Slow moving on earth, yet also incredibly fast and agile in water, those who have the turtle as spirit animal may be encouraged to take a break in their busy lives and look around or within themselves for more grounded, long-lasting solutions. Traditionally, the turtle is symbolic of the way of peace, whether it’s inviting us to cultivate peace of mind or a peaceful relationship with our environment.

NB: Older Huichol work may show some common signs of ageing such as missing beads or fading. In order to maintain your Huichol in good condition for many years, keep it out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources. To clean, simply use a damp kitchen towel when needed. 

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Our Huichol collection is ethically sourced and Fair Trade. We have been traveling to the US and Mexico since 1987, handpicking the finest pieces directly from Native American artists. It is our passion to promote authentic Native American creations and to champion the values of ancient crafts and traditions.