Jan Loco Sanctuary of the Turtle


Item Number: DR 3149
Tribal Affiliation: Apache
Artist: Jan Loco
Medium: Sterling silver and agate
Age: 1991
Dimensions: 2” x 6”


SKU: DR 3149 Categories: , , ,


Jan Loco is drawn to the rough-textured rocks in Abiquiu because she believes they possess an innate spirit.  She takes the rocks, places sterling silver over them and hammers the metal repeatedly until the spirit of the rock is transferred to the silver and creates a characteristic metallic design.

This is a laborious task, but she feels it honors her ancestry to use items of nature rather than power tools. This lovely round seed pot is made of sterling silver that has been hammered by hand on various rocks collected around Abiquiu. Jan has created a unique vessel in which to pay homage to the turtle. Inside of the seed pot on the bottom is a small turtle made from an agate cabochon.

Condition: Excellent – original condition.
Provenance: Acquired from the estate of a private collector in Santa Fe.

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