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This tiny, mighty sea eagle has been with us for quite a while and we recently rediscovered it. It is carved from a clam shell, using the grooves to replicate feathers. The eyes are inlaid turquoise. Comes with a Mayan handmade textile pouch with a string closure and long enough to wear around the neck.
Size: .25" H x 1" L x 1"W
Raptors have many meanings in Native America. The eagle is the most sacred since it sees the furthest and flies the highest. It is considered as a messenger to take our prayers to the Creator. In Zuni Pueblo, eagles are also the guardian of the sky world. Hawks have a similar meaning, but not as powerful as the eagle. For some Indigenous people, hawks are the smaller siblings of eagles.
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.