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Ricky Laahty comes from the greater Leekya Deyuse (d) family of gifted and important Zuni fetish carvers. Leekya Deyuse's niece Sadie Laahty (d), married Morris Laahty (d). Morris was a talented inlay jeweler and father to Ricky, teaching him vital lapidary skills and techniques.
Two Frogs have been carved by Ricky, from a gorgeous fluorite stone that looks like the watery environment they thrive in. Webbed feet and realistic eyes of jet in gold lip shell are wonderful. And hidden underneath this amazing carving, is a fish companion, also with jet in gold lip shell eyes. About 2 1/4" long, 1 3/8" wide and 1 5/8" tall.
Christopher Sandoval, Zuni-San Felipe
David Chavez Jr.
Kevin Chapman, Zuni-Sioux
Sugilite was first discovered in 1944 by Japanese petrologist Ken-Ichi Sugi (1901-1948) from the Imperial University in Kyushu. He found sugilite on the Iwagi islet, in the south west of Japan. The naming of sugilite was to honor Ken-Ichi Sugi. This exquisite and unusual mineral was also found in the Wessels Mine in South Africa in 1979. The known reserves from this mine are spent. Sugilite has also been found in India, Italy, Australia and Canada.
A trio of rare sugilite cabochons adorn the back of this sweetest-ever Frog by Veronica Poblano. The lovely purple and teal colors seen in the fluorite stone are harmonious with the sugilite inlays. Bulbous eyes of turquoise are endearing along with a preciously incised smile. Veronica's carving lineage is incredible. Her father was iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d). He was the nephew of Teddy Weahkee (d).
Don't miss this very collectible amphibian. About 1 1/2" long, 2" wide and 1" tall.
Debra Gasper comes from the greater Teddy Weahkee family of Zuni artists. Her mother was Dinah Gasper who was the granddaughter of Old Man Acque, an early noted fetish carver.
Debra's blessed hands have carved this endearing Frog (or toad) from a gorgeous matrix-rich turquoise specimen. She inlaid sterling silver eyes and spots in this approximate 1 5/8" long, 1" wide and 7/8" tall amphibian that represents life-giving water.
Robert Michael Weahkee
Robert Michael Weahkee carved this eager and lovable Frog from antler, standing at about 2 1/4" tall, 1 1/2" wide and 1" deep. A melon shell and turquoise bead offering necklace is worn by this turquoise-eyed amphibian with the sweetest presence.
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.
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.