These beaded flower earrings were made by a Huichol Indian in Mexico where birds are believed to bring power and sight. The earrings measures about 3 inches long.
Believed to be messengers to and from the gods, all birds are held in great regard. The shamans use tail and wing feathers of eagles and hawks in their rituals and ceremonial chanting. The double-headed eagle is another common design, representing the shaman’s omnipotent power to see in all directions.