Effervescent Hummingbird

By Melvin Sandoval, San Felipe-Zuni

Animal: Hummingbird, Material: Serpentine
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Long slender bills or beaks, and tube-like tongues assist Hummingbirds as they fuel up on nectar from all kinds of blooms. Because they're the only birds that can sustain long-term hovering, they need to sip nectar regularly to keep their energy up. They're vital pollinators too. Magical and determined, these little birds dress up the skies with their brightly colored and sparkling plumage. These tiny beings teach us to joyfully open our hearts to others, to receive love and to give it. 

Melvin Sandoval's serpentine hummingbird brings joyful medicine. An incredible spiny oyster shell beak is spectacular. A flint or found stone point, along with turquoise and shell beads accompany this approximate 2 3/8" long, 1 1/2" wide and 1 1/2" tall feathered friend delight.