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This lucky fishing eagle has its wing a bit stretched over the fish in its claws to make sure no one tries to take it. Derrick carved it from green serpentine. The eagle has inlaid turquoise eyes and the fish has inlaid red coral eyes. The beak and feathers are marvelously detailed, as are the claws and the base that it stand on. Derrick's symbol and "Zuni" are etched into the bottom. More about eagles below.
Size: 2.25" H x 2.25" L x .2" 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.