zg001025Regular price $45.00 Save $-45.00
This beautiful butterfly is made of jet with bright blue turquoise dots on the wings, a turquoise body with stripes of silver, clam shell, and red epoxy, with malachite eyes. It was well loved for many years in the collection of the owner of Gathering Tribes.
Size: .25' H x 1.875" W x `1.5" L
Butterflies begin their lives as caterpillars, crawling around and munching on leaves. They then go through a dramatic transformation inside the cocoons that they make for this purpose. They emerge as creatures of the air and flight. For many Native American people, planting specific seeds and harvests revolve around when butterflies emerge or depart. They also symbolize transformation because they go through such huge changes.
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.