Black Lip Mother of Pearl Dragonflies
Black Lip Mother of Pearl Dragonflies
Black Lip Mother of Pearl Dragonflies
Black Lip Mother of Pearl Dragonflies
Black Lip Mother of Pearl Dragonflies
Black Lip Mother of Pearl Dragonflies

Black Lip Mother of Pearl Dragonflies

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These two dragonflies flying from a Zuni pot was carved from black lip mother of pearl by Zuni carver, Michael Laweka.  One side is the dark side of the shell and the other side is glowing white with darker edges.  It sites on a marble base.  The dragonflies have inlaid turquoise eyes on the dark side, and coral eyes on the other side.  The wings have etched details.  Near the bottom of the bodies are inlaid coral dots on the dark side, and turquoise dots on the light side.  The traditionally shaped Zuni pot has turquoise tadpoles on the dark side.  On the light side, the pot has three engraved black dragonflies, and one carved corn of turquoise, and one of coral.  This is a stunning, unusual Zuni carving.

Size: 5.75" H x 5.25" L 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.

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.