Zuni Pueblo artist Bryston Bowannie belongs to the Crane Clan on his mother's side and the Dogwood Clan on his father's. He started carving around 1989. Bryston's awesome Eagle (or Hawk) from travertine has caught a turquoise rattlesnake snack with its mighty talons and hooked beak. Turquoise inlaid eyes saw this reptile meal from far away because of superior vision. Lovely plumage is etched well. Together, they measure approximately 1 3/4" tall, 1" wide and 1 1/4" deep.
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.