Zuni Butterfly Post Earrings

Zuni Butterfly Post Earrings


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Zuni jeweler, Clifton Bowannie, made these sweet butterfly earrings and set natural red coral in the wings, and natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise in the head and body.  The antenna are made with twisted silver wire.

Size: .75" H x .625" W

Butterflies begin their lives as caterpillars, crawling around and munching on leaves.  They then go through a dramatic transformation inside the cocoons that they make for this purpose.  They emerge as creatures of the air and flight.  For many Native American people, planting specific seeds and harvests revolve around when butterflies emerge or depart.  They also symbolize transformation because they go through such huge changes.