Is it an eagle, hawk, kestral, songbird? That would be up to you to decide. This bird by Delvin Leekya with turquoise eyes, carved from a dove shell appears to be in flight.
Size: 2" H x 2" circumference
Some birds take our prayers to the Creator, some birds listen when we talk and take those messages beyond, some birds inspire us with their flight, song and beauty.
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.
This carving was part of a large collection of Zuni carvings which were purchased between 1998 and 2016.