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Maxx Laate comes from an esteemed family of carvers. His brother was talented artist Willard Laate (d).
Maxx's awesome Lizard is hewn from one specimen of antler. It has lots of amazing spikes, vivid turquoise inlaid eyes and drilled nostrils, not to mention gorgeous scale detailing. At the tip of this reptile's tongue is a cool flying insect. Part of a lizard's medicine is about remembering our dreams and focusing on our deepest visions. About 6 1/2" tall, 1 1/2" wide and 2" deep.
Claudia Peina's bebopping bear of antler is eager to dive into the nearest shindig. This jitterbug is clad with slivered inlay of bright turquoise and dark jet in its dapper collar as well as jet inlay for its smile and toes. The frisky pen shell eyes are always on the lookout for another frisky sock hop. This bouncing bear cuts loose at about 7 1/2" tall, 5' wide, and 3" deep.
Robert Michael Weahkee
Ray Tsalate has presented Keshi with a masterwork: a Rain Priest Frog carved from a slice of Elk crown antler obtained during a yearly Shalako celebration.
Holding a copper staff and wearing a blanket inlaid with a lovely, incised parrot of crushed pipestone, lapis and jet paste, this amphibian observes its world through eyes of inlaid lion's paw shell. The inlaid parrot has an eye of gold lip shell and pen shell. Many pieces of turquoise, red coral, malachite, lapis, pipestone, sugilite, pen shell and jet accent this frog's face.
With burnt out details and inlaid turquoise accents on the moccasins of this collectible Frog, he stands 3 1/2" tall, 4 1/2" wide and 3" deep.
Sheldon & Nancy Westika
Sheldon and Nancy Westika's unforgettable triple strand fetish necklace hosts Bear, bird and bushytail (Coyote, Fox or Wolf) friends, all hand-carved of delicious materials like Picasso marble, turquoise, shell, serpentine, gold lip shell, both red and orange spiny oyster shell, sodalite, leopard marble, antler, magnesite and black lip shell. They all have drilled eyes that are darkened with jet paste, and are strung with fine heishe shell beads. Overall necklace length is about 26" long, while animal's average in length from about 1/2" to 1 3/8".
Don't miss this collectible fetish necklace from Sheldon and Nancy, both wonderful artists from the greater Johnny Quam family. Their sterling silver signature label is attached to the necklace.
This graceful little pueblo maiden by Ray Tsalate is carved from antler, patiently standing bare footed on a base of marble. She wears a mother of pearl shell feather in her finely carved hair, swept up into two little buns, plus a fine necklace of inlaid red coral with a turquoise center piece. Her inlaid eyes of brown pen shell and the red coral mouth convey a serene reverence. The sleeves of her dress are decorated with Dragonflies darkened with jet paste while the bottom is accented with an inlaid design turquoise, red coral and lines filled with pipestone paste. This beautiful carving measures about 1 1/8" wide by 1" deep and stands at 3" tall including the base.
The Spider, in folklore, is often associated with different creation myths because of their artistic weaving techniques in which they create their own world. Maxx Latte carved six spiders climbing up and down, not a water spout, but an antler tip. Spiders should not be feared but held in reverence, as Mark Bahti writes that spider is "wisest of all creatures" in his book Spirit In The Stone. This tribute to the wise weaver is about 5" tall and 1 3/4" deep including the natural curve of the deer antler.
"Mother Eagle" is lovingly carved of antler by Ray Tsalate. Her eaglet of black lip shell is resting a top a gorgeous black lip shell point with coral beads and soft sueded leather. This cute little baby eagle has one eye of turquoise and one of malachite. Mother eagle has realistic eyes of pen shell and gold lip shell, appropriate as a raptor has extraordinary vision. About 4" long, 1 1/4" wide and 1 1/2" tall.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this eagle fetish will go to the Zuni Eagle Sanctuary. Please see our resources page for more information on the sanctuary.
Charles Martinez, Jr.
A highly-collectible and museum-quality collection of animals, making up Ray Tsalate's set representing the Six Directions that Zuni Pueblo people recognize. They assign an animal and a color to each.
Ray's inspiration came from old traditional pottery designs, bringing an "old-style" feeling to each animal. They are masterfully carved of antler. Wolf is 2 1/2" long, 1" wide and 1 1/4" tall, with mother-of-pearl inlay and pen shell eyes. Mountain Lion is 2 1/2" long, 7/8" wide and 1 1/8" tall, with gold lip shell inlay and malachite eyes. Eagle measures 2" long, 1" wide and 1" tall, with lapis, malachite, mother-of-pearl and gold lip shell inlay, plus red coral eyes. Badger is 1 5/8" long, 1 1/4" wide and 1 1/8" tall, with coral inlay and jet eyes. Mole is 1 3/8" long, 1 1/8" wide and 1" tall, with pen shell inlay and variscite eyes. Bear is 2" long, 1 1/8" wide and 1 1/8" tall, with turquoise inlay and turquoise eyes.
This outstanding set will bring a calming serenity to any space. Comes with Ray's award-winning 2019 SWAIA 98th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market ribbon. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Although there will be no SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market this year you can still bring home this amazing and ribbon winning piece from the 98th Market (2019). This gorgeous piece by Troy Sice won an Honorable Mention ribbon in the same year that Troy won the Best in Show award in the Class V: Sculpture category for a separate entry.
Out of the six directional protectors for the A:shiwi (Zuni People), the white Wolf is the guardian of the east. This wolf by Troy's carved from antler, on the look out, ready to pounce and yet gently carries a sweet blue bird friend. The bird is tied in with an obsidian arrow point with beads of turquoise and coral as an offering bundle carried on the back. The piece measures about 8 1/2" long by 3" across and stands at 8" tall. The wolf's eyes are inlaid lapis. The brown detailing of the nose, ears and tail are from expert burnishing of the antler to bring out the brown coloring. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Troy is an accomplished carver who comes from a long family history of carvers. He is a third-generation carver, the grandson of George H. CheeChee, nephew of Ramie and Miguel Haloo and half-brother of Colvin Peina. His creations have garnered awards in many shows across the country, including Best Of Show in the 94th (2015) SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, Class V: Sculpture category.
Norman & Jackie Cooeyate
Ray Tsalate's Mountain-lion of antler stands on hind legs to look you square in the eye. Wearing a kilt and moccasins decorated with the inlaid designs and accent stones of turquoise, variscite, lapis and sugilite. The feathered serpent on the kilt ends in a coiled spiral and was created with inlaid sodalite, pipestone and jet. This cat's face is really sweet too, eagerly looking out of eyes of inlaid gold lip mother of pearl with malachite pupils with a shiny nose of pen shell. About 4" tall, 1 1/2" wide and 3 1/4" deep, with a nice long tail!
Troy Sice's "Ballerina Bear" is carved of antler wearing a pink tulle tutu and strikes an "en point" pose on a base of marble. About 5 1/8" tall, including base, and 4" wide, including tutu. This adorable ballerina Bear has jet inlaid eyes and claws, and has burnt out nose, tail and ear details. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Be sure to look for this adorable bear in our Keshi advertisement featured in the December 20th issue of Santa Fe's Pasatiempo magazine.