Native Turtle Western Belt Buckle


Copper artwork is handcrafted, silver plated and diamond cut by the talented artisans of Copper Reflections in this Southwest Native American turtle design. The turtle symbol holds mythological significance in the Native American culture. The legend has it that when the whole world was under water, a turtle named Earth Diver went all the way down to the bottom of the ocean. From the depths of the ocean the turtle brought a ball of mud that had magical powers. This mud was then used by the Creator to make the hills, mountains and other landforms. No wonder, the turtle symbol has been associated with Mother Earth.