Southwestern Roadrunner Earrings


Handmade earrings are individually handcrafted in cut out style with Southwestern American roadrunner and desert scene. In Southwest Indian legends, the Hopi and other Pueblo tribes believed that roadrunners were medicine birds and could protect against evil spirits. Their unusual X-shaped footprints are used as sacred symbols to ward off evil in many Pueblo tribes because the X shape of the tracks conceals which direction the bird is headed. Stylized roadrunner tracks have been found in the rock art of ancestral Southwestern tribes like the Anasazi and Mogollon cultures.