This turtle statue was made by a Huichol artisan in Mexico.This statue measures about 4.0 inches by 3.0 inches.
TURTLES: Esteemed as assistants of the rain goddesses, turtles are believed to be responsible for replenishing the water of underground springs and the purity of all water sources.
CANDLES: Represent the illumination of the human spirit, Catira, candles hold the sacred gift from the sun and fire gods. Along with flowers and ribbons, attached candles serve as offerings and payment to the deities who have granted special wishes to a Huichol.
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF COLORS
WHITE: Cloud Spirits.
RED: The East, fire, masculinity.
BLUE: The South, Pacific Ocean, water, rain, femininity.
GREEN: The Earth, the Heavens, healing, the heart, grandfather, growth.
YELLOW: A special root from Wirikuta used for face paint in ceremonies.
ORANGE: “Wirikuta”, the sacred land where the Huichol believe life began and also where they gather peyote.