Beaded & Leather Turtle
Plains tribes are noted for their beadwork, and this contemporary version is true to tradition. Beading is a meticulous. laborious process, requiring patience and skill.
Completely hand made by a young Northern Cheyenne girl, this impressively sized turtle can be hung on the wall.
Turtles are symbols of longevity, water, and fertility, too. Many tribes revere the turtle for these, and other, qualities.
Here, the turtle is beaded on deerskin, with larger trade beads and deerskin tassels at each flipper, and the tail.
With a simple, but graphic pattern, it would be a most unusual and dramatic feature for your wall. Mix it up with masks, paintings, rugs, etc., for a striking display.