It is easy to imagine this dragonfly flying around a garden full of flowers. Carl Etsate carved it from antler and gave it silver antennae and feet. It must see amazingly well with the large orange opal eyes! The wings and tail are beautifully detailed, and there is a blue opal dot inlaid on each wing. There is also a abalone on the body with a blue opal and an orange opal inlaid on top. A turquoise diamond adds to the magic!
Size: .5" H x 2.125" L x 1.375" W
Dragonflies have different, yet similar meanings throughout Native America. In Zuni, they are messengers between this world and the next and are related to the coming rains and corn. In other tribes they are strong protectors, as dragonflies are one of the very few creatures that can fight while flying backwards. They are known to watch our backs and offer protection. Their symbol is a vertical line with two horizontal bars, and can be seen on war shirts, shields and painted on horses going into battle.
Each Zuni fetish comes in a box with a descriptive card and a tiny bit of corn meal to tide them over until they reach you.