Zuni Dragonfly Pendant

Zuni Dragonfly Pendant

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This colorful, sterling silver dragonfly pendant is inlaid with beautiful stones.  The head is Sleeping Beauty turquoise with inlaid jet eyes, and the antenna are sterling silver.  The wings on top are mother of pearl with inlaid red coral, and the wings on the bottom are pink mussel shell with inlaid turquoise.  the body is three segments, the top is pink mussel shell, the middle is red coral, and the bottom is red coral.  There are sterling silver accent spheres.  Comes with an 18" sterling silver chain.

Size: 2.375" h x 1.5" W

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.