Lakota Crafters Granite Turtle Necklace by Wilma Thin Elk
Lakota Crafters Granite Turtle Necklace by Wilma Thin Elk

Lakota Crafters

Lakota Crafters Granite Turtle Necklace by Wilma Thin Elk

Regular price $36.75

The pendant on this necklace is a turtle carved in granite. The necklace is strung on sinew using silver enameled beads, amber plastic faceted beads and hairpipe bone beads. It measures 32" long.

The turtle is a symbol of protection and longevity in Lakota culture. A turtle amulet would be made for a newborn baby and attached to their cradleboards to protect them from disease.

Wilma Thin Elk is a Lakota elder. Wilma is a fluent speaker of her native language. She is well known for her beadwork, star quilts and various other crafts.