The Zuni Rainbird known as "The Bringer Of Life" represents wishes and prayers for rain and snow here in the arid southwest, a welcome blessing. Veronica Poblano's all hand-fabricated sterling silver, red coral, jet, turquoise and 18K gold Zuni rainbird pin is created in the stone-to-stone jewelry technique, where materials are worked and then skillfully fit together, side by side. An extraordinary pin.
Veronica's artistic Zuni lineage is colorful. Her father, iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d) was the nephew of Teddy Weahkee (d). Their enormous contribution to Zuni fetish carving and jewelry continues with Veronica, her son Dylan Poblano and daughter Jovanna Poblano. About 3" long and 1 1/4" wide, signed by the artist.