Vintage Zuni Inlay Butterfly Pin
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” — Maya Angelou
Like the living creature that inspired it, this old Zuni butterfly brooch experienced many evolutions before it achieved its final form. First it was just a vision in the mind of a talented Zuni jeweler. Then, it was individual stones of turquoise, jet, coral and shell that were selected and hand cut into perfect tiny shapes. Eventually, each shape was inlaid in silver work to create this wonderful, detailed Zuni butterfly pin.
The butterfly pin has now advanced through decades of giving joy to the human experience. Might you be the next recipient of joy from this inspired piece?
Wear it as a reminder to embrace all the changes that encompass a beautiful life.
Pin measures 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" high. Unsigned.