MC-016 Hawaiian Petroglyh Turtle Charm - Small
Small Petroglyph Turtle
Original Design by Moses Thrasher
Small Petroglyph Turtle, designed and made by Moses Thrasher in 14k yellow or white gold. It measures 3/4" (19mm) by 5/8" (15.5mm) and weighs 1.8 grams. Appropriate for a charm bracelet or small pendant.
This item was designed after viewing real Hawaiian petroglyphs that are found in several places on the Big Island. It is the only evidence of writing found in Hawaiian culture and is believed to have occurred 500 to 1500 years ago. No one really knows who carved these graphic symbols in the lava rock, but they are found on all the islands. This one was from the West side of the island near Puako.