Hand carved tortoise - live with purpose
Hand carved with Ancient Siberian Woolly Mammoth Tusk, finished with Emerald eyes and white rhodium plated sterling silver whale tales. The tortoise is the ancient wisdom seeker and has a life span of up to ten thousand years. Around the world, the tortoise is seen as a symbol for wisdom, security, endurance, peacefulness, longevity, and patience. Not to mention the fact he carries his house with him, making the world his home. The tortoise thinks before it acts giving us the sense that it lives its life with purpose. So - get your tortoise on.
As an animal totem, tortoise carries the magical oracle that tells the story of the earth and her ancient magic. Chinese mystics told the future using the markings of the tortoise shell. Some cultures believe the markings on the shell depict the earth and the separation of the continents, while others believe that the world was built on the back of a giant tortoise.