Delvin Leekya carved this beautiful song bird from travertine. It has inlaid turquoise eyes, and two inlaid turquoise dots on the tail feathers which are detailed. Its mouth is slightly open as if it taking a breath between its song. The offering bundle has a carved black lip mother of pearl arrowhead with a small arrowhead shaped green snail shell on top. "DL" is carved on the bottom.
Size: 1.75" H x 3" L x 1.75" W
Birds are messengers between this world and the spirit world. When song birds sing it raises the spirits of all who hear them. To wake up in the morning to the sounds of song birds is a blessing that raises our spirits!
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.