Sea Eagle
Sea Eagle
Sea Eagle
Sea Eagle
Sea Eagle
Sea Eagle

Sea Eagle

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Zuni carver Michael Laweka carved this Sea Eagle from shell.  It has inlaid turquoise eyes and two pieces of red coral and a turquoise dot on its chest.  Inside the shell are crushed bits of turquoise that remind us of the ocean.  The wings and tail are beautifully detailed.  It stands on a jet base.  

Size: 2.25" H x 1.675" L x 1.25" 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.

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