Hummingbird pair fetish by Destry Siutza, mother of pearl
Zuni hummingbird fetish, hand-carved out of mother of pearl. It is 2 3/8" tall, just over 1 1/2" long, and 1/2" wide. This is a very intricate and beautifully carved fetish, depicting two hummingbirds surrounded by flowers and leaves. The hummingbirds have inlay turquoise eyes, and some of the flowers have inlay turquoise in the centers. The front and the back are both equally detailed, so you can display it facing either way. It is by Zuni artist Destry Siutza, and it is signed on the bottom.
To the Zuni, hummingbirds are messengers, pollinators, have the ability to stop time, and represent grace and beauty.