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A beautiful turtle couple - hand carved from bone, this is a finely carved pendant. Take a moment to view the video - you will see detailed handcraft in this piece.

Turtles have long played a role in mythology in many cultures - in China they are a symbol of tenacity, longevity and power; in Japan it is the God of sea-going people and in North America ancient belief is that the 'World Turtle' carries the earth on its back!

Here in the South Pacific the turtle, or Honu, is a symbol of fertility, longevity and peace. The shell patterns are often seen in carvings and tattoos and are believed to represent family relationships and the concept of unity.

The sea turtle is also renowned for its navigational skills. They travel great distances and have an innate ability to find their way home.

These intricately and delicately carved pieces are very special - if you like the ocean and appreciate the many creatures that live in it, this little pendant is a fantastic, eye-catching piece.

A little about the carver...

In 2000, my father and my older brother started this Carving Family business that is still run to this day. Despite the challenges of the global pandemic and economic crisis, we love what we do preserving our Tongan traditional work of art and carving. 

Ever since, I’ve helped my brother with carving. I have never gained any form of education in regards to school of art or carving skills. My carving work experiences were obtained by seeing my father and my brother's work.

PSM from Tonga.

We have this with a black adjustable cord and lovingly packaged in one of our woven kete pouches.

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Meaning: long life ~ good luck ~ perseverance

Artist: PSM from Tonga

Material: Natural Bone

Cord Colour: Black

Cord Length: Adjustable

Size: 30mm (1.1") Long; 38mm (1.5") wide

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