Opal inlay work. Signed on the back W.S. W.Shack, Zuni, New Mexico. Beautifully inlaid with either white or blue opal. Size 1.25" tall incl bail.
The animal symbolism of the dragonfly deals with:
Spiritually embodies the stripping away all negativity that holds us back, helping us to achieve our dreams and goals. Reminds us that anything is possible and is the keeper of dreams, the energy within that sees all of our true potential and ability. Dragonfly inspires Spiritually and Creativity, helps on the path of discovery and enlightenment. These symbolic meanings of dragonfly are particularly associated in Asian (Japan) and Native American circles. As a creature of the wind, the dragonfly totem represents change. It's iridescent wings are incredibly sensitive to the slightest breeze, so we are reminded to heed where the proverbial wind blows. Dragonflies are also creatures of the water and water carries symbolism relative the the subconscious, or dreaming mind and thoughts.
Dragonflies carry messages that deal with deeper thought -and they ask that we pay attention to our deeper thoughts and desires. Lastly it should be noted that the Dragonfly lives a short life, and it knows it must live to the fullest with what it has. This lesson is huge for each of us. When you see a dragonfly, be aware of the gifts it has to offer by keeping its animal totem meanings in mind