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Clissa Martin created this shimmering hummingbird from abalone. It is a rainbow of colors on one side and red and a bit of shimmer on the other side. The beak is mother of pearl and the eyes are jet. The dragonfly is inlaid turquoise and black lip mother of pearl. As you can, the wings and tail are intricately detailed. What a beauty! More about hummingbirds and dragonflies below.
Size: 1.25" H x 2.75" L x .25" W
Hummingbirds are fierce defenders of their families. Many Indigenous people consider them to be messengers between this world and the spirit world. And, in some tribes they are considered to be “love medicine”.
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.