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Avelia & Anderson Jamie Peynetsa
Herbert Him, Sr.
"Evolution Of Life" tells an ancient story of harmonious emergence and prosperous existence in a distinguished and reversible pipestone sculpture by revered Zuni Pueblo artist Herbert Him, Sr.
Originating from a spiral element that's beautifully carved clean-through, is an abundance of reptiles and amphibians, such as turquoise-eyed Turtles (or tortoises), Frogs and squiggly tadpoles or polliwogs, with drilled eyes. They represent life giving water, an essential primordial ingredient. The reverse sides depicts an etched pottery offering bowl cradling a pueblo village detailed with individually carved mud bricks or stones, and little windows. A flute-playing effigy, perhaps a Kokopelli, makes traditional melodies, while an inlaid turquoise, coral, mother-of-pearl and jet Zuni Sunface symbol blesses the land with balance.
One side of this approximate 4" tall, 5 1/4" wide and 2" deep wonderful work has incised petroglyphs such as a raincloud, star, moon and lightning bolt designs. The opposite side is carved with a sacred Corn stalk. The individual corn cobs are inlaid with shimmering mother-of-pearl. An exciting, signed by the artist, collectible work. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Ray Tsalate's artistic brilliance and never-ending ingenuity is expressed in a truly remarkable single strand fetish necklace called "Mother Earth". He shared these meaningful words with us: "My inspiration comes from my Zuni culture. We are brought up to understand the Earth is our All-Mother. The Ultimate Feminine Divinity and Energy that flows through every single one of us; Flora & Fauna and the spaces in-between, like the blood in our veins. We are her Essence and Beauty manifested physically...I understood this piece to be a sort of homage to Mother Earth and her children."
Inspiration also came to Ray from an "eye-opening" trip to Chaco Canyon, an ancient ancestral puebloan site in northwestern New Mexico, as well as his Zuni Pueblo upbringing where he was taken to sacred sites and taught their significance. Both locations are home to early rock art or petroglyphs. At Chaco Canyon, he was in awe of the intricate rock art, incredible architecture, the culture and connection that exists there. In Zuni, the rock art he saw as a youngster was "connected to Mother Earth", "Human Figures or Caretakers", and a "variety of animals".
Back home in his studio was a rich stash of treasured beads made recently and years prior. After intricately carving, beautifully inlaying, polishing and carefully stranding a gorgeous assortment of high-quality materials such as sky-blue turquoise, glistening mother-of-pearl, pen shell, rare sugilite, gold lip shell, watery abalone, antler, serpentine, colorful lapis lazuli, spiny oyster shell, golden amber, garnet, fresh water pearl, red and pink corals, plus variscite, resulted in this never seen before, approximate 38" long museum-quality necklace. At its center is a cherished turquoise Mother, measuring about 1 1/2" long, 7/8" wide and 3/8" deep. Accompanying her are delightful animals such as birds, perhaps Eagles and Hawks, bushytails like Coyote, Wolf and Fox, Mountain-lions (cougar, puma or panther), maybe a Bison (or buffalo), Moles, Bears, Owls, Frogs, Turtles and Badgers. Heavenly stars, sweetly blooming flowers and even a darling mushroom are seen.
The exquisite lapis lazuli beads are faceted and twinkle with happiness along with the other mouth-watering ones. All the cheerful animal's eyes are inlaid from either coral, turquoise, pen shell, lapis lazuli, malachite and mother-of-pearl. A sterling silver toggle closure is lovely. Extra shipping charges may apply. This outstanding necklace will be featured in a special advertisement for Keshi in El Palacio magazine, Summer edition 2022.
Christopher Sandoval, Zuni-San Felipe
Capturing our imagination, Christopher Sandoval's reflective-like and productive Frog appears to be resting on the pond floor with the sunlight penetrating the watery environment. Thanks to the luscious ocean jasper specimen, this amphibian inspires us in many ways. The gorgeous orbicular shapes seen in this jasper, look like frog eggs. Jet in mother-of-pearl eyes and webbed feet make this approximate 2 3/4" long, 2 1/2" wide and 1" tall fertile frog a joy to look at.
Agnes Peynetsa's all hand-coiled and hand-painted, with natural clay and mineral paints, pottery bowl features creatures like tadpoles, a Frog in three dimension, perhaps a horned Lizard or an anthropomorphic creature, and Dragonfly.
A bowl such as this is used to hold ceremonial cornmeal in a Zuni home. It is known by other names, such as cloud bowl, cornmeal bowl and prayer bowl. The twisted clay handle is fabulous. Signed by the artist. Extra shipping charges may apply. About 6 1/4" tall, 6 1/2" wide and 5 3/4" deep.
Carlos Laate & Roxanne Seoutewa
Life-giving water is represented in this approximate 5 1/2" tall, 8 1/2" wide and 9" deep pottery bowl. Perfectly imperfect, it is all hand-coiled with natural clay and hand-painted with mineral paints by renowned Zuni potter Carlos Laate with the help of his jeweler wife Roxanne Seoutewa.
Water creatures abound, such as squirmy tadpoles that swim freely with Frog companions. Inside this wonderful bowl, Kolowisi who represents the Guardian of the waterways, moves to and fro. Signed by the artist. Extra shipping charges may apply.