This dragon turtle is carved out of a single piece of wood. The artist shows his superior skill by carving the ball within the mouth of the dragon instead of from a separate piece.
According to the legend, the dragon turtle is the fourth son of the dragon, who has unlimited strength. In Guizhou province, people also think the dragon turtle represents longevity. Some dragon turtles also carriey young turtles on their backs, just like the way local people carry their younglings.
The dragon turtle is also an important Feng Shui item. The expert says putting a dragon turtle on your desk will help you with office politics and get along with your coworkers better.