Is it cardinal? Titmouse? Roadrunner? It is so sweet whatever it is! Allison White carved it from deer antler with inlaid turquoise eyes. It appears to have four legs...or maybe the back is feathers? At any rate, it also has an appearance that makes us smile.
Size: .5" H x 2.125" L x .675" W
Birds are seen as messengers between this world and the spirit world.
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.