This beautiful TURTLE SHELL RTTLE is made by artist Gary ‘RedWing’ Hunt. Gary has used a 6 inch by 5.5 inch red ear slider turtle shell & fixed it on the handle & wrapped it with leather. The handle measures 5.5 inches & the fringe adds another 5 inches to the overall length of 16.5 inches. On the top of the turtle shell, Gary has hand painted a variation of the sun. Gary has covered the handle with spirialed seed beads & white fur. Â The beeded bands number 7, wich is a sacred number to the Cherokee. Over all, a well made, ONE-of-a-Kind item.
The artist, Gary Redwing Hunt,Â is not anÂ enrolled tribal member of the Cherokee or Sioux nations, but is descendant of each. Therefore, noÂ legal claim of Native American authenticity may be claimed. But his native spirit is evident in the quality & style of his work.
No certificate of authenticity is available for this item.