Pascal Natewa, Zuni
Hummingbird Pin Pendant
On the back are a locking pin and a loop. This hummingbird can be worn as a pin or as a pendant.
About Paua Shell
Paua is the most colorful
type of abalone and is found only in the waters of New Zealand. Its color variations
include greens and pinks, purples and blues, gold and crimson. Paua shell is iridescent
- the color changes when viewed at different angles - like Mother of Pearl shell
but more brilliant. The striking colors are from light being refracted within
the crystal layers, much like the iridescence found in opals. Paua shell was traditionally
used by Maori for the eyes of their carvings and is regarded by New Zealanders
past and present as a taonga or treasure.
Hummingbird brings love of life and its joys to oneself and to others; finds the good in people and joins people together in relationships which bring out the best in them. Hummer is extremely adaptable in life's many situations and is able to see the true spirit of a situation. Hummingbird Medicine helps one adapt easily to whatever situation, making the most of new circumstances. Hummingbird Medicine is also inner joy, taking great pleasure in spreading joy and love and beauty to all around, the gift of taking that inner joy into new and different surroundings. Hummingbird brings love as no other medicine can.