Carlos Tsattie carved this bird from gold lip mother of pearl. One side is golden and the other side is shimmering white. He inlaid turquoise eyes and added a coral beak. The feathers are all well defined.
Size: 1.25" H x 1.375" L x .375" W
Birds are understood to be messengers between this world and the spirit world.
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.