The offerings shared below are just a small selection of what is available in our physical gallery shop. Contact Us.
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Maryanne Chavez's cluster work earrings are made of Sleeping Beauty turquoise stones set into a hand-made bezel, with sterling silver. These lovely earrings are 2" long and 6/8" at its widest. The earrings are signed by the artist.
Ricardo Cate, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Fabian's iridescent pink mussel shell Dragonfly is yearning for sunny days in the sky. With detailed carving and accents of jet, she's hard to resist. The fetish measures about 1 1/4" long, with a 2 1/8" wingspan.
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.
KESHi in-store gift certificates are available by calling our gallery at 505-989-8728. They can be purchased in any amount and either mailed to you or your recipient, or picked up at 227 Don Gaspar, in downtown Santa Fe.
Yet another gorgeous piece by Florentino! This time, he has delicately and intricately carved a coral branch with the images of Kolowisi, Eagle, Frog, a rain dancer and corn maidens hovering over a pueblo dwelling. Secured to a base of green turquoise, they measure 2 1/2" tall and 2 3/8" wide. Absolutely beautiful!!!
Veronica's father was Leo Poblano, an iconic carver from the last century. Her latest offering is this wonderfully contemporary sterling silver Kingman turquoise and sugilite pendant necklace. The pendant portion, which is removable from the 18" silver chain, is about 5" long and 1 1/8" at widest part. Signed by the artist.
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 large dinosaur looms above you. About 1 5/8" tall and 2" long, this serpentine reptile sports quite an imposing tail, and nicely detailed feet as well!
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".
The petit point jewelry that Ed and other Zuni jewelers create, is becoming a dying art due to how labor intensive it is. This sterling silver and red coral petit point necklace and earring set features a stunning design with each red coral piece hand cut and set into a handmade bezel. The sterling silver link chain is wonderful, it's all hand fabricated. Overall necklace length is about 20" long, while each red coral station is about 1 1/4" long and 7/8" wide. The post earrings are about 1" long and 5/8" wide. Signed by the artist. To learn more about the art of petit point, please see our link to ZUNI JEWELRY.
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 sweet bird rests on its side. It has a great bundle of turquoise and red coral. The bird measures 2" long and 1" tall. The bundle hangs at 2 3/4" long.
Rabbit is daydreaming about fond memories. He could be dreaming about that lovely girl rabbit who gave him his first kiss, or remembering his amazement at the first vegetable garden he discovered. What do you think? Carved from turquoise, this adorable rabbit measures 1" tall and 3/4" wide.
Carved from serpentine, this maiden is busy grinding corn. She has long long hair flowing down her back. The maiden has inlaid turquoise eyes and a necklace, with a red coral mouth. She measures 2 7/8" tall and 2 1/8" long.
Camille Bernal, Taos
A playful little Turtle wants a ride on its mommy's shell. Carved from one piece of Zuni travertine, this turtle pair is carved with great meticulous detail. They measure 5 1/2" long, 3 5/8" wide and 2 3/8" tall.
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.
Mary C. Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
How can one resist this outrageously gorgeous spiral mosaic pendant where Mary overlaid irregular pieces of jet, sterling silver, red coral, turquoise, and fossilized ivory on a shell? Timeless and elegant, this collectible pendant is about 2 1/2" wide and 2 5/8" long.
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.
Kenny Chavez has matched the detail in the stone with his detailed engraving in this attentive little reptile. Carved of a Picasso marble that displays many moods, this silver-eyed horned toad stretches about 2" long and nearly 1" tall.
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.
Carved from a Zuni sandstone, this Bear has all the medicine of bear: strength, protection, and healing. Bobby comes from an active healing tradition! It measures 6 1/2" long and 3 1/2" 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.
Sheldon & Nancy Westika