The Zunis acknowledge six directions, east, west, north, south, above, and below. Each direction has a protective animal and a color assigned to it. Eagle is the protector of above, or sky, and its color is all colors. How appropriate that Burt Awelagte has carved this powerful protector from rainbow fluorite. Sometimes fluorite is reminiscent of blue ice. This stone, however, is more like stained glass. About 2 1/8" tall and 3"long this powerful raptor has far seeing eyes of inlaid turquoise. As this is a heavier carving extra shipping and handling may apply.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this eagle fetish will go to the Zuni Eagle Sanctuary. Please see our resources page for more information on the sanctuary.