Flying Jet Bat
Flying Jet Bat
Flying Jet Bat
Flying Jet Bat
Flying Jet Bat
Flying Jet Bat
Flying Jet Bat

Flying Jet Bat

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Derrick Kaamasee carved this flying jet bat and inlaid turquoise eyes.  He detailed the fur on the body, the wings, the ears, nostrils and mouth.  Wow!

Size: 3.25" H x 2.25" L x .75" W

Bats are one of the very few mammals that fly, and the only mammal that has actual wings.  It is a creature of the night, with most of them eating mosquitoes and other insects, although some are also pollinators that consume nector, and a few of them drink blood.  They live communally, sleeping together in caves and attics and other safe places.  They have an excellent sense of direction and use their voices as sonar in the night.  Utterly amazing creatures!

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.