The offerings shared below are just a small selection of what is available in our physical gallery shop. Contact Us.
Joyce Vacit Tsethlikai
is backordered. We will ship it separately when it becomes available.
Ricardo Cate, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Keshi: The Zuni Connection
Give the gift of choice with a KESHi electronic gift card. KESHi online electronic gift cards are available for purchase via our website. Cards are issued via email to the purchaser with a gift card code, and the recipient can use the code at website checkout. Our electronic gift cards have no processing fees, no expiration dates, and can be used only on our website. Please call the Keshi Web Office for additional information or assistance at 505-795-7119.
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A cheery single strand fetish necklace featuring eleven butterflies, sweetly carved of colorful turquoise, mother-of-pearl, red, orange and purple spiny oyster shells, Picasso marble and pipestone. They are strung of turquoise, red coral and heishe beads. Overall necklace length is adjustable from about 25-27". Center turquoise Butterfly is about 1 3/4" long, with a 1 1/4" wingspan and 3/8" at thickest part.
An energetic composition of bead work by Jovanna, frames three maidens, one of black mother of pearl and two maidens of Sleeping Beauty turquoise, all perfectly carved by Daniel Chattin. The maidens are accented with turquoise, red coral and sugilite. The necklace is highlighted with luminous white mother of pearl and moonstone. No matter the angle in which this necklace is viewed, an artistic display of bead work will awe your senses, as will the maidens. The necklace is strung on three strands of turquoise and measures 18 1/4" long. The beaded part measures 6 1/2" wide and 7" long. Absolutely Gorgeous!
A Beaver is hard at work fixing up its home. Carved from vivid lapis, this hardworking critter measures 2 5/8" long and 1 1/8" tall.
Joel Pajarito, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
A gorgeous piece of wearable art! A wonderful reticulated sterling silver cuff with many beautiful designs. The cuff has a Butterfly on top with a cabochon of sugilite. The entire inner circumference is 6 3/8 including an opening of 1 1/8". The cuff is almost 2" wide.
Bobby & Corraine Shack
A sunny Hummingbird and flowers cuff bracelet by the husband and wife team of Bobby and Corraine, who produce a wide variety of expertly executed works. Bobby's teacher was his mother, Thomasine. With sterling silver, mother-of-pearl gold lip shell, red coral, turquoise, abalone, pink mussel shell and pen shell. Cuff entire inner circumference is approximately 6 1/4" including the opening of 1 1/8".
Bringing a touch of springtime to winter, Ray has created another of his whimsical creations. This single strand pearl and sterling silver necklace features a bumble bee and a flower on a piece of petrified wood. The bee is made from mother of pearl shell and pen shell. The flower is made from pretty pink mussel shell. The entire length of the necklace is 22", while the petrified wood hangs at 1 5/8" long and 1" wide.
A Mountain Lion carved in the old-style by Veronica Poblano. This feline does not have its tail running across its back, it is smoothly and delicately sculpted to match the stone. Carved from colorful labradorite, its eyes are inlaid with beautiful turquoise cabochons. This feline carries an offering bundle with a turquoise point that is bound by shell heishi, turquoise and red coral beads. It is about 2 5/8" long and 1 1/8" tall.
~BOOK~ by Toshio Sei
published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, Pennsylvania
This book investigates the origins and contemporary interpretations of Sun Face and Thunderbird/Hopi Bird designs expressed through jewelry by 33 Zuni artists.This wonderful book contains over 190 color photos.
This book investigates the origins and contemporary interpretations of the Knifewing god and the sacred Rainbow Man in Zuni mythology expressed through jewelry by 28 Zuni artists. This wonderful book contains 186 color photos.
Brian Yatsattie has meticulously overlaid a variety of gorgeous turquoise pieces on ground jet paste, over a large shell that is whimsically carved in the shape of a Frog. This fabulous amphibian's raised eyes are of rich fossilized ivory! It is a convex shell that is about 5 3/8" wide, 5 1/4" long and 1 1/8" tall.
This sterling silver cobble style inlay cuff bracelet is a masterpiece by Lloyd, father of the late carver Jeffrey Tsalabutie. Carving only occasionally, Lloyd is more well-known as a jeweler. He is one of a few Zuni jewelers doing this gorgeous style of stone work. His signature is to incise a depiction of sacred 'Dowa Yalanne' or Corn Mountain located in Zuni, on the underside of his works.
Using all natural stones, Lloyd has formed six Zuni sunface, inlaid stone to stone in various combinations of either turquoise, red coral, sugilite, opal, lapis and jet. Cuff is 3/4" wide. The entire inner circumference is about 5 1/2" including opening of 1 1/8".
Mary Frances Coriz, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Only the best of materials are used in this pin/pendant made by Mary and her husband John Aguilar, such as turquoise, red coral, jet, mother-of-pearl, and sterling silver, all set on a bed of shell. It measures 2 7/8" long and 2 5/8" wide.
Three special animals, an Eagle, a Mountain Lion, and a Bear join forces in an eye catching carving by Brion, of wonderstone. This material has a slight grainy feel to it, and has attractive layers of color. Bear and eagle have inlaid eyes of red coral, while the feline's eyes are of inlaid turquoise. About 3 7/8" long and 4 1/8" tall.
Cordell Pajarito, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Words cannot describe the powerful beauty this pueblo DRAGONFLY pin/pendant exudes. With generous sections of mother-of-pearl, green turquoise, orange and red spiny oyster shells, this pin/pendant has a heart element at the bottom. The underside shows Cordell's signature among wonderful designs. Of tufa cast sterling silver, it's 3 5/8" long and 1 7/8" wide.
Herbert Him, Sr.
This classic and curious Turtle has been carved by Herbert Him Sr. in his distinctly endearing style. It is carved out of a lovely piece of dolomite with inlaid turquoise eyes and is about 3 1/4" long and 1" tall.
Terry Wilson, Dine-Zuni
This perceptive bird of dolomite shows off perfect plumage, as it ponders its next move, carved in great detail by Terry. With gorgeous opal eyes, this parrot is 2 3/8" tall and 1 3/8" deep.
Hal Zina Bennett