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Zuni carver, Derrick Kaamasee, carved this reflecting eagle from serpentine with turquoise eyes.. The eagle is resting its beak on the wing of its shoulder, perhaps reflecting on the prayers it heard in the morning. As with all of Derrick's carvings, it has a detailed beak, head, feathers, and claws. "Zuni" and Derricks symbol is carved into the bottom.
Size: 3" H x 1.5" L x 1.5" 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.