Green Sea Turtle
Green sea turtle / Grüne Meeresschildkröte / Chelonia mydas
Conservation status: EN - Endangered
Called locally in the Wayuu language “Sawain yushi”, the green sea turtle is known for migrating long distances between their feeding grounds and their hatching grounds.
Green sea turtles spend most of their adult lives in shallow coastal waters rich in seagrass, where the green sea turtles consume it, digest it, and release it, and therefore fertilize the ecosystem by nurturing plants and and animals.
In the worldview of the Wayuu indigenous peoples, the sea turtle is a symbol of strength, fertility, fecundity, and longevity. Turtles belong to Polowi, the female deity of the sea. Polowi has allowed humans to take only a small amount of turtles for their survival. In case of extreme consumption, she will punish them with death.
Single 4mm & Triple 4mm: 64 silk threads, metallic embroidery thread, gold-filled tubes, waxed cord.
Single 8mm: 120 silk threads, metallic embroidery thread, black coated beads, waxed cord. (can be delivered with gold-filled tubes under request.
To ensure long-lasting and bright colours, we recommend washing your armband only by hand, using a delicate detergent. Use a towel to soak up water and let it dry flat.