Navajo Inlay Dragonfly Pin
Navajo Inlay Dragonfly Pin
Navajo Inlay Dragonfly Pin

Navajo Inlay Dragonfly Pin

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This stunning dragonfly pin was made by Navajo jeweler, Ray Adakai.  It has a mother of pearl head with jet eyes.  There is a sterling silver ball soldered on each side of the "neck", with two more under the wings.  The body and wings are inlaid with red spiny oyster shell, jet, and natural high-grade turquoise.  Each wing has a silver ball soldered on the end.  The antennas are twisted wire, as is the end of the body.  It is stamped "Ray Adakai" on the back, which has a pin.  The price will be polished off before being shipped.  More about dragonflies below.

Size: 2.625" H 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.