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It is easy to imagine this eagle casually perched at the top of a tree overlooking its domain. With one wing relaxed and its beak resting on top it looks relaxed, yet prepared. Derrick Kaamasee carved it from Picasso marble and inlaid turquoise eyes. As with all of his carvings, the details is impeccable in the feathers, beak, claws and base. Derrick's symbol and "Zuni" are etched into the bottom. More about eagles below.
Size: 3.75" H x 1.25" L x 1.5" W
Raptors have many meanings in Native America. The eagle is the most sacred since it sees the furthest and flies the highest. It is considered as a messenger to take our prayers to the Creator. In Zuni Pueblo, eagles are also the guardian of the sky world. Hawks have a similar meaning, but not as powerful as the eagle. For some Indigenous people, hawks are the smaller siblings of eagles.
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.