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Zuni carver, Herbert Halate, carved this graceful bird from cedar and inlaid bright blue turquoise eyes. The wings and tail are delicately etched to represent feathers. We aren't sure what kind of bird this is, but it reminds us of a magpie with those long tail feathers. "HERBERT HALATE" is carved into the bottom.
Size: 1.375" H x 6.5" L x 1.75" W
Birds are seen as 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.