This 1995 Native American Sgraffito Seed Pot by Lorenzo Fuentes has a coral and a turquoise bead and features hummingbirds, flowers and mountains. Native American bird and animal symbols and totems are believed to represent the physical form of a spirit helper and guide. The meaning of the Hummingbird symbol was to signify peace, love and happiness. In legends, Hummingbird is often portrayed as a healer or as a spirit being who helps people in need, and sometimes plays the important mythological role of fire-bringer. Seeing a hummingbird is a sign of good luck in many Native American tribes, especially Northwest Coast tribes.
In ancient times hummingbirds were considered sacred and associated with royalty and warriors. For some tribes today, hummingbirds are believed to be messengers from the afterworld or manifestations of a dead person's spirit. Hummingbirds are also used as clan animals in some Native American cultures.
Tribes with Hummingbird Clans include the Pueblo tribes of New Mexico. Hummingbird is an important clan crest in some Northwest Coast tribes, and can sometimes be found carved on totem poles. The item "1995 Santa Clara Sgraffito Seed Pot Lorenzo Fuentes Coral Turquoise Bead Humming" is in sale since Friday, February 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery".The seller is "aurummeum" and is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This item can be shipped worldwide.