Sterling Silver Navajo Dragonflies
Sterling Silver Navajo Dragonflies

Sterling Silver Navajo Dragonflies

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Navajo jeweler, Art Platero, made these graceful sterling silver dragonfly earrings.  As you can see, he put a lot of work in giving texture to the wings and body.  They dangle from sterling silver hooks.  More on dragonflies below.

Size: 1.75" H x .75" 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.