Butterfly Maiden of Gold Lip Mother of Pearl
Butterfly Maiden of Gold Lip Mother of Pearl
Butterfly Maiden of Gold Lip Mother of Pearl
Butterfly Maiden of Gold Lip Mother of Pearl

Butterfly Maiden of Gold Lip Mother of Pearl

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She is delicately carved by Danette Laate of gold lip mother of pearl.  She has turquoise dots inlaid around the edges of her wings and inlaid jet eyes.

Size: 1.25" H x 1" L x .25" W

Every spring in Zuni Pueblo, the Butterfly Maidens dance around the time that the flowers bloom. 

Traditionally, Zuni carvings are symbolically fed cornmeal.   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.