With nearly 7,000 feathers, an Eagle (or a Hawk, who is little brother to eagle in the Zuni way) is prepared to stay snug for winter's cold days. Stiff exterior vane feathers lock together, acting like an overcoat of protection, while soft downy under feathers insulate these highly-regarded raptors.
Carved from a totally stunning piece of fluorite, alive with purple and green hues, Ryan Awelagte's turquoise-eyed eagle is about 3 1/2" long, 2 1/4" wide and 2 1/4" tall. A mouth-watering offering bundle is jazzed up with beads of shell, natural branch red coral, turquoise, pearl, aqua marine, melon shell and amber. Ryan's father is artist Burt Awelagte who is from the greater Othole family of accomplished fetish carvers. Burt's uncle is renowned carver Gibbs Othole. Ryan's little brother is carver Kyle.
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.