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.
PEYOTE CACTI: Symbol for life, sustenance, health, success, good luck, and acquisition of shamanic powers, the peyote appears in practically all Huichol art and is considered a gift from the gods to the people to enlighten their lives and bring them into the mystical realm.
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.