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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.
Vivianita Booqua & Bryant Othole
Andres Lementino's liberated stallion (Horse) has been gorgeously carved from a white marble with lovely and subtle grey variations. Excited eyes are from turquoise. A stone-to-stone inlaid Zuni Sunface is set with turquoise, jet, mother-of-pearl and coral, a symbol of good luck. It represents balance in life: traditionally, turquoise (blue) stands for Father Sky, coral (red) stands for Mother Earth, and mother-of-pearl shell (white) and jet (black) represent all the elements in balance. Artists use their creative license and often choose different colored stones or shells in their pieces. The Sunface is used as an offering or blessing from the artist in thanks for the medicine or spirit that it brings to us.
Including the well polished black marble base, this approximate 6 1/2" tall, 3 1/2" deep and 1 5/8" wide work will command any room. Signed by the artist. Extra shipping charges may apply.
April Unkestine is an accomplished Zuni artist, winning many awards for her high-quality and all handmade jewelry. Her latest offering is a dazzling approximate 2" wide and 2" tall slightly convex sterling silver pin/pendant.
Requiring great skill, she's taken custom cut pieces of pen shell and bright blue turquoise, setting them side by side in the difficult to do, stone-to-stone inlay technique, as seen within the dynamic geometric border of this pin/pendant. She's also utilized channel inlay where stones or shell are set with silver channels between them, as seen in the feathers surrounding the center Zuni Sunface. The Sunface element is inlaid stone-to-stone with red coral, pen shell, turquoise and gold lip mother-of-pearl.
The Zunis believe that the Sunface symbol is good luck, as it represents balance in life: traditionally, turquoise (blue) stands for Father Sky, coral (red) stands for Mother Earth, and mother-of-pearl shell (white) and jet (black) represent all the elements in balance. Artists use their creative license and often choose different colored stones or shells in their pieces. The Sunface is used as an offering or blessing from the artist in thanks for the medicine or spirit that it brings to us.
Signed by the artist. The silver snake chain is not included but is available and sold separately here.
Horned Lizards are like little time travelers from the Jurassic age, albeit a miniature version of the great dinosaurs that once roamed planet Earth. Amazing spiked features and adaptable camouflaging abilities add to the wonderfulness of these endangered desert dwellers.
Danette Laate's captivating horned lizard (or horny toad lizard) has been carved from dolomite and cross-hatched for great reptilian skin detail. A Zuni Sunface element, representing the balance of the elements, of turquoise, jet and red coral has been set into this approximate 2 5/8" long, 1" wide and 1/2" tall turquoise-eyed fetish.
Sheryl & Strallie Edaakie
This significant sterling silver cobble style inlay cuff bracelet is a masterpiece by Lloyd Tsalabutie, father of the late great carver Jeffery Tsalabutie (d). Carving only occasionally, Lloyd is more well-known as a jeweler. He is one of a few Zuni jewelers doing this gorgeous style of meticulous stone work.
Using all natural stones, Lloyd has formed six Zuni Sunface designs, inlaid stone to stone in various combinations of either turquoise, red coral, sugilite, opal, lapis and jet. The Zuni Sunface symbol represents the elements in balance.
This cuff bracelet is about is 3/4" wide. The entire inner circumference is about 5 1/2" including opening of 1 1/8". Lloyd's signature is to incise a depiction of sacred 'Dowa Yalanne' or Corn Mountain located in Zuni, on the underside of his works, as seen on this magnificent work. Click here for help in determining wrist measurements and best fit.