Brandon Phillips made this hummingbird in flight and gave it turquoise eyes and a turquoise beak. The wings and tail are detailed. The stone is an emerald green in brown matrix. Unfortunately, we don't know the name of the stone, but it is gorgeous!
Size: 2.5" H x 2" L x .675" W
Hummingbirds are fierce defenders of their families. Many Indigenous people consider them to be messengers between this world and the spirit world. And, in some tribes they are considered to be “love medicine”.
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.