Zuni artisan Derrick Kaamasee has carved an owl family fetish from a beautiful piece of blue turquoise. At the top of the carving is the father owl and under him is the mother owl. Nestling under the wings and at the back of the larger owls are three little owlets. Each owl has feathers carefully detailed in the wings, tails and heads, and around the large eyes. Red coral is inlaid for the eyes in all of the owls, including the babies. Claws and beaks are detailed in places also. The fetish is signed and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
This small fetish can guide the student of spiritual pursuits in two ways: first, through the totem teacher it represents (Owl), and second, through the healing vibrations of the stone from which the image has been carved (Turquoise).
Some of the spiritual lessons that Owl teaches are:
- Quintessential symbol for wisdom and discernment.
- Acute sensory perception, especially visual and aural.
- Vitality and stamina throughout longstanding problems.
- Ability to view other people or situations without drawing attention to oneself.
- Magic of soul transformation through death and rebirth.
Our tribal elders remind us that Grandmother Owl is the silent huntress who teaches us to see and hear clearly despite the seeming darkness around us. Looking within, we find those hidden qualities that will transform us into new beings; and looking around ourselves, we allow the negative or useless perspectives that no longer feed our souls to die.
As for Turquoise, some of its spiritual, healing properties include:
- Effective communication, especially of the truth in any situation.
- Ability to balance male and female aspects.
- Capacity to remain tranquil.
- Promotion of leadership and protection.
- Accessing past life knowledge.
When meditating with this potent totem carving, the challenge, of course, is to blend the universal teachings of the Owl with the healing energies of the Turquoise. We recommend exploring the vibrations of this fetish in a special place at home, where family resides, or outside at night when owls fly.
This turquoise owl family fetish standing exquisitely carved by Derrick Kaamasee would make an ideal gift for a loved one in need of its teachings and healing properties, for someone who has created a prayer wheel in her/his special meditation space or room, or for a collector of gemstones or tribal artifacts.