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Reva Halate's father was Zuni Pueblo artist Leonard Halate (d). He started in jewelry making in the 1950's eventually taking up fetish carving around 1960. His work was well-known for a wonderful whimsical feel. Reva's siblings are carvers Herbert Halate, Marvelita Phillips and Pansy Natachu. Her nephews are artists Brandon Phillips, Peter and Steven Natachu, plus Justin Red Elk.
Reva's turquoise Rabbit (cottontail or bunny) two-sided fetish earrings are about 1 1/2" long and 1/2" wide, including hook fixtures. Their upright ears are sweetly long and gentle eyes have been drilled and darkened with jet paste.
Sheldon & Nancy Westika
Nancy and Sheldon Westika are master jewelers who come from the greater Johnny Quam (d) and Quandelacy family of extraordinary Zuni Pueblo artists. Nancy's mother was noted jeweler Anne Gasper Quam (d) who learned the art from her father Johnny Quam (d). Anne's sister was Ellen Quandelacy (d).
Together Nancy and Sheldon set hand cut precious sugilite, sky blue turquoise and golden gold lip shell harmoniously side by side in the difficult to do, stone-to-stone jewelry inlay technique. Slightly beveled and raised from their sterling silver housings, these really gorgeous earrings dance at about 1 1/2" long and 1/4" wide, including hook fixtures. Signed by the artists.
Keli'i Eli, Zuni-Hawaiian
Daisy Rose Leonard
Veronica Poblano's artistic Zuni lineage is a great one. Her father, iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d) was the nephew of Teddy Weahkee (d). Their enormous contribution to Zuni fetish carving and jewelry continues in the gifted hands of Veronica.
A full and bright heart sits at the center of this sterling silver ring, all handmade by Veronica. A light and airy band of silver undulates like an EKG and holds the heart in place. The size 7 ring bears Veronica's signature tag on the reverse. The band is about 3/8" wide, while the turquoise heart is approximately 3/4" wide by 3/4" wide tall.
Joel Pajarito, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Native American symbols of power, mobility and continuance of life adorn Joel Pajarito's spectacular tufa cast jewel box. Bison (or buffalo), Horse, sacred Corn, hand elements signifying unity, sprawling teepees, a magnificent head-dressed rider, in addition to important celestial stars, moon, sun and grand raincloud motifs are tufa cast from sterling silver. This amazing jewelry process involves cutting a tufa stone in half, smoothing out both surface sides, carving a sprue hole on top, then skillfully etching out designs, where molten sterling silver was poured in. Joel painstakingly and thoughtfully fortified every surface of this luxurious and museum-quality 2-piece lid with caddy. He also inlaid stunning sky-blue Kingman turquoise and brilliant red coral cabochons. This ultra-gorgeous box is approximately 3" long, 2 3/8" deep and 1 5/8" tall including cabochons, perfect for housing your most treasured keepsake. Signed by the artist.
A marvelous monarch Butterfly has willfully landed slightly askew, on Zuni Pueblo jeweler Jason Bobelu's astonishingly gorgeous handmade designer sterling silver cuff bracelet.
Twisted sterling silver antennae and wing borders anchor pen shell, colorful orange and red spiny oyster shells, sky blue turquoise, iridescent black lip shell and shimmering mother-of-pearl in the challenging stone-to-stone jewelry method where materials are set side by side. Alive with transformation and beauty, this glorious butterfly station measures about 2 1/2" by 2".
The approximate 1 3/4" wide sides of this extraordinary cuff bracelet are also set with these exciting materials, creating pleasing patterns that merry beautifully with the winged insect. Silver spiral elements are between the tiered pueblo or mountain shaped overlays.
A museum-quality collectible, Jason's stellar cuff bracelet has an entire inner circumference of about 7", including the opening of approximately 1 1/4". Signed by the artist.
This endearing fish has been fabulously carved out of a beautifully varied turquoise by Danette Laate. The fish's eyes are inlaid turquoise with jet centers and its body is intricately incised from mouth to tail. With a wonderfully fanned out tail this graceful swimmer measures about 2 1/4" long, 1/2" wide by 7/8" tall.
Unparalleled in breathtaking beauty and of the finest craftsmanship is what renowned Zuni Pueblo jeweler Smokey Gchachu's all handmade sterling silver, precious Sleeping Beauty turquoise and red coral reversible necklace and earrings set is all about.
Contemporary in design and honoring the Zuni petit point jewelry tradition, each hand-cut turquoise and red coral piece had a custom-made sterling silver bezel to house them. This intricate procedure was applied to either side of each station, in order to make the reversible nature of this set possible. A drop-dead gorgeous hand-woven chain is also unrivaled in this approximate 20" long necklace. The gorgeous hook earrings, which are about 2" long, were also created with the utmost attention to detail as the necklace. They are also reversible thanks to Smokey's designer turn-hinge feature. This world-class necklace and earrings set is beyond compare. Signed by the artist.
Premium #8 Mine Turquoise from Nevada has been wonderfully carved to depict a tiger's eyed Beaver with adorable mother-of-pearl incisors. We're honored to share Keli'i Eli's thoughts regarding his fabulous 3" long, 1" wide and 2 1/2" tall piece:
"Beavers (Biha) live life purposefully and always inquisitive spirit. We can learn a great deal from them as they are excellent in building their underwater lodges, repairing dams, or taking care of their young. They are gentle beings who show us that working hard needs no recognition, just the fact that certain tasks have to be done, they have that aptitude to do the job right the first time - adequately and sparingly. Conservative in their habitat, Beavers are also aquatic. Beavers keep their young close to home for the first few years developing a closeness like no other, family is where the heart is..! Biha (Beaver) is ready for a new home... I tried capturing beaver as if he’s floating on a log down stream as water (turquoise) beads off both beaver and log."
Clive Hustito's commanding Six Directional Mountain-lion is carved from a varied and stunning onyx. An extraordinary and larger-sized energizing work that represents the Six-Directions recognized by the Zuni Pueblo people. This feline's offering bundle is secured with a gorgeous red obsidian point with the remaining directional animals. We see a marble Wolf, a jet Mole, a Picasso marble Eagle, a turquoise Bear and a coral Badger. The animal's expressive eyes are from either inlaid turquoise or pen shell. Clive presented this whiskered feline with its long tail up and to one side, in old-style presentation. All together, Clive's meaningful carving measures about 9" long, 2" wide and 5" tall. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Wayne Johnson, Sr.
An elegant floral presentation in sterling silver and matrix-rich turquoise comes to us in the form of a comfortably wearable cuff bracelet by Zuni Pueblo jeweler Benina Kallestewa. All handmade, each flower station is beautifully inlaid and measures about 3/4" in diameter. This cuff bracelet's entire inner circumference is about 6", including the opening of about 1 1/4". Signed by the artist.
Marvelita Phillips' collectible fetish pot has five gorgeous bears, either carved from serpentine, alabaster or young fluorite. They have either jet or turquoise inlaid eyes. This Bear pot covered in gorgeous crushed turquoise, is about 3 1/2" tall, 5 1/2" wide and has an opening of approximately 2 3/4". The bear shown outside the fetish pot is meant to rest inside along with a cornmeal offering. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Marvelita Phillips' father was noted carver and jeweler Leonard Halate (d) who started carving in the 1940's. Her brother is Herbert Halate and her son is Brandon Phillips, both wonderful and well-known carvers as well.
A wonderful eye catching ring from Zuni Pueblo artist Adrin Cheama. The all hand-fabricated, sterling silver ring, is inlaid with a diagonal line of alternating jet and mother-of-pearl shell sections and is flanked by icy blue turquoise. The large scale ring is sized at 12 3/4. The inlaid center piece measures about 1 1/2" from top to bottom by 3/4" wide. The center station sits on a comfortably rounded spilt shank and is signed by the artist.
Adrin Cheama's parents are carvers Fabian and Vivella Cheama who descend from the greater Natewa, Dallas Quam (d) and Panteah family of Zuni artists. Adrin's father Fabian was a leader behind a realistic and contemporary style of fetish carving in the early 1980's.
Herbert Ration, Dine (Navajo)