Zuni jeweler, Emma Edaakie, made this protective sterling silver dragonfly pendant that has a pin back and can be worn either way. The eyes are inlaid onyx, and the wings are inlaid turquoise. "EE" is engraved on the back of the wing on the right side and "Zuni" is engraved on the back of the wing on the left side. More about dragonflies below.
Size: 1.5" H x 1" 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.