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Derrick Kaamasee carved this forest eagle from green turquoise with golden brown matrix which reminded us of the forest. As with all of Derrick's carvings, it has a detailed beak, head, feathers, and claws. He inlaid red coral eyes. "Zuni" and Derricks symbol is carved into the bottom. More about eagles below.
Size: 2" H x 1.75" L x .675" 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.