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Zuni carver, Calvert Bowannie, carved this orca from marble, Mother of Pearl, and has inlaid turquoise eyes. It is sleek and smooth just like in the wild! You may have seen oras in the news and on social media lately due to pods of them taking the rudders off of yachts in the Mediterranean Sea. Scientists believe that an adult female was traumatized by an injury caused by a rudder. She has been teaching other, mostly young, orcas how to rip the rudders off boats.
Two Sizes: Large 1" H x 2" L x 1.25" W - Small 1" H x 1.75" L x 1.125" W
Whales are the largest mammals on Earth, and the blue whale is the largest animal on earth. Whales have huge brains and some think that they are smarter than humans. They have their own language that sounds like songs to us and can communicate over great distances. Many of them travel in groups, hunting together and protecting one another. They are associated with wisdom, community, and intelligence.
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.