Marquesan turtle (Honu)
Handcrafted on Ua Huka Island, this stunning turtle embodies the timeless beauty of Marquesan culture. Adorned with traditional motifs, it carries profound symbolism. In Polynesian tradition, turtles (honu) held immense significance, representing the ability to navigate between mortal and immortal realms, much like deified ancestors. Despite their leisurely pace, these creatures embody qualities of perseverance, endurance, and unwavering loyalty, often defying incredible odds. Furthermore, the Marquesan turtle is revered as a harbinger of good fortune and guidance.
Handcarved from oceanic rosewood.
Size: 26 cm length
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