Happy Serpentine Dragonfly
Happy Serpentine Dragonfly
Happy Serpentine Dragonfly

Happy Serpentine Dragonfly

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Zuni carver, Terrance Martza, carved this happy dragonfly from serpentine.  It has inlaid jet eyes and three inlaid jet stars on the body with inlaid coral and turquoise dots.  The wings have inlaid jet geometric designs with inlaid coral and turquoise dots.  We love how the tail has a gentle curve.  Signed "TJM" on the bottom.

Size:.75" H x 4" L x 2.25" W

Dragonflies have different, yet similar meanings throughout Native America.  In Zuni, they are messengers between this world and the next and are related to the coming rains and corn.  In other tribes they are strong protectors, as dragonflies are one of the very few creatures that can fight while flying backwards.  They are known to watch our backs and offer protection.  Their symbol is a vertical line with two horizontal bars, and can be seen on war shirts, shields and painted on horses going into battle.

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.