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Around the age of eleven or twelve, Herbert Halate learned the art of fetish carving by watching his father Leonard Halate (d), an earlier and noted carver from Zuni. Herbert's sisters Reva, Vella, Marvelita and Pansy are also artists.
Herbert's silken black panther (Mountain-lion, puma or cougar) has been carved from jet and beautifully polished. Incised whiskers and turquoise inlaid eyes help this excellent feline navigate and balance during the hunt. About 5" long, 7/8" wide and 1 5/8" tall.
"Wakanda Forever" is an extraordinary panther (Mountain-lion, puma or cougar) Six-Directional work gorgeously carved by Clive Hustito. It is hosting an offering bundle of a mother-of-pearl Mole, a spiny oyster shell Wolf, a turquoise Bear, a Picasso marble Eagle and a pipestone Badger. This entire carving represents the Six-Directions recognized by the Zuni people.
The animal's eyes are from either turquoise, pen shell, jet or lapis. The feline's long tail is up and resting to one side, like the old-way of presentation. Incised whiskers and a great feline face are given to this approximate 5 1/2" long, 3 1/2" tall and 1 1/2" wide serpentine creation. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Fred Bowannie Jr.
Christopher Sandoval, Zuni-San Felipe
The quiet predawn hours allow a Bobcat (or wildcat) to successfully hunt. A keen sense of hearing and stealthy ways help it prosper. Magnificently carved from Afghani lapis, a prized variety mined in Afghanistan for thousands of years, exhibits a bold blue color that enchants the senses. Christopher Sandoval's carving prowess excites. His choice materials are always drool-worthy and interesting. A turquoise, spiny oyster shell and red coral bead offering is simply lovely. Christopher's father is renowned master carver Melvin Sandoval. This museum-quality, turquoise-eyed feline measures about 3 3/4" long, 1 1/4" wide and 2" tall.
Frankie Poblano Chattin
Frankie Poblano Chattin comes from the greater Teddy Weahkee (d) family of Zuni artists. His parents are well-known jewelers and carvers Jovanna Poblano and Daniel Chattin.
Carved in the old-style way, with a long tail up and over its backside, Frankie's approximate 4" long, 1" wide and 1 3/4" tall Mountain-lion (panther, puma or cougar) observes through eyes of white beads. This black marble specimen has neat speckled variations throughout. A shell point with quartz, turquoise and red coral beads is offered as a thanks for this great cat's medicine of setting good boundaries in our lives.
Bryston Bowannie has brought us this charming Mountain-lion (puma, cougar or panther) carved from Zuni stone, a rich travertine indigenous to the Zuni Pueblo area. Its wide smile and turquoise inlaid eyes exude a friendly nature. A gloriously long tail is carved to one side of this approximate 2 1/2" long, 1 1/2" tall and 3/4" wide fine feline. Plump paws are a nice addition.
Jeffrey Yunie is from the greater Quandelacy family of important Zuni artists. His brother is carver Brian Yunie. Their mother was noted artist Albenita Yunie (d). Jeffrey's unique Mountain-lion (cougar, puma or panther) has been carved from a lovely found Zuni stone. A turned head and big turquoise inlaid eyes help this feline to get a good look. A gorgeous lapis point, turquoise and shell offering bundle is thanking this amazing cat for its animal medicine of setting healthy boundaries in our lives. About 3" long, 5/8" wide and 1 5/8" tall.
From their home in magical western New Mexico, Troy Sice and his partner Ray Tsalate spend a lot time in the studio creating one-of-a-kind fetish masterpieces. Troy taught Ray to carve in 2004.
Troy's latest gift to the world is this extraordinary wildcat (or Bobcat) pair carved from antler and polished to perfection. Each independent feline has lapis eyes and an amazing red coral inlaid continuous heartline. Troy's thoughtful use of the antler specimen allowed for their faces and bobbed tail backsides to stand out.
An enchanted offering bundle is loaded with scrumptious materials like a large specimen of Kingman turquoise secured with a soft sueded leather, both blue and green turquoises, abalone, jet, lapis lazuli, spiny oyster shell and red coral beads. Included in this dynamic offering of thanks, are two sweet feathered friends: a blue bird of lapis and a cardinal of red coral. They each have exquisite eyes of inlaid 24K gold.
Don't miss this museum-quality treasure by Troy Sice. To see it in person is absolutely breathtaking. About 3 1/2" long, 2 3/4" wide and 2 1/4" tall. Extra shipping charge may apply.
A Mountain-lion is carved of motor agate, or Fordite, a recycled material from hardened paint by way of automobile factories. This lengthy cat is gorgeous viewed from any angle, as many lively colors make this carving special. Brian Yatsattie is an amazing and prolific carver. About 5 3/8" long, 1" tall and 5/8" wide with sensing eyes of inlaid turquoise.