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Fabian Cellicion - Zuni Sterling Silver
Thunderbird Pin Pendant
HK Item #NPP455

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Native American Zuni  Sterling Silver Spiny Oyster pendant
NPP455-A
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Native American Zuni  Sterling Silver Spiny Oyster pendant

There is a loop on the back for use as a pendant and a locking pin finding for use as a pin.

See matching earrings.

size
1" tall
5/8" wide
materials
Sterling Silver, Read about silver
turquoise, coral, jet and mother of pearl
Read about stones
hallmarks
F C
ZUNI
artist
Fabian Cellicion, Zuni

Native American Zuni  Sterling Silver Spiny Oyster pendant

Sterling siver cable shown is not included.

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Peyote Bird, Water Bird or Thunderbird?

Water Bird / Peyote Bird

A symbol of the renewal of life, rainy seasons, rivers, distant travel, distant vision & wisdom. It is often also referred to as the Peyote Bird because the Water Bird plays a significant part in the Native American Indian Church Peyote meetings and, in fact, since the early 1900's has been the symbol of the NAC.

Peyote/Water Bird is not a Southwest tradition, but one of the Plains Indians. The Peyote Bird is connected with lightning, thunder and visions. Those who dream of the thunder beings will become Heyokas, those who do things backwards, upside down, or opposite. This is a Lakota way of being. It is part of the medicine of the Heyoka to remind us that we should not take ourselves too seriously - that's why Heyoka is often translated as the "sacred clown".

Thunderbird

A cross-cultural symbol of the Southwest, Plains and Pacific Northwest tribes as well as in the non-Native world. Much is written about the origin of the symbol and its significance. It has been suggested by some that the symbol was borrowed by Native American artisans from medal dies from the white man. Others claim the Thunderbird has always lived in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. There, carved totem poles are often topped with a Thunderbird with outstretched wings. Looking at a Thunderbird, it is easy to see why it symbolizes power, strength and nobility.

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