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Leland & Daphne Boone
Karen Zunie comes from the greater Natewa, Dallas Quam (d) and Panteah extended family of Zuni Pueblo artists. Her sister is carver Annette Zunie Cheama. A gorgeous sandstone Turtle has been carved by Karen, approximately 2 3/4" long, 2 1/8" wide and 3/4" tall. Its turquoise-eyed head is slightly turned with nice cross-hatching detail on it. The carapace has lovely circular incising marks. A turtle (Edo:wa in the Zuni language) has always been esteemed because it carries its home on its back.
Rosella & Loubert Soseeah
Carved from fossilized coral that formed during the Devonian period about 420 to 360 million years ago around Petoskey, Michigan, this amazing Turtle (or tortoise) shows a turquoise-eyed determination that's inspiring. Petoskey stone looks like common limestone but under the lapidarian skills of Rosella and Loubert Soseeah, an incredible pattern emerges. A gorgeous size at about 6" long, 4 1/2" wide and 1 1/2" tall.
Melvin Sandoval, San Felipe-Zuni
Ray Tsalate's original "Tortoise Siblings" carving expresses the traditional and shared kinship between two relatives. This masterful Turtle carving is brought about from one antler specimen. Harmoniously united, each one has expressive eyes of gold lip shell, turquoise or pen shell, while the tortoise maiden also has a set of pen shell inlaid eyes. She wears a lovely turquoise and red coral necklace, while her mouth is inlaid with vibrant lapis. Ray beautifully inlaid tiny pen shell claws in one of the tortoises. Each tortoise's gorgeous carapace is incised and inlaid with an assortment of luscious materials like red coral, lapis, variscite and malachite. About 2 1/4" tall, 3 3/4" wide and 1 1/8" deep.
We are super stoked to offer this totally rad Turtle that Brian Yatsattie carved from contemporary surfite. Surfite is an up-cycled byproduct of making custom surf boards. It is the accumulation of colored resins used to "glass" the boards. These colorful resins build up into multicolored slabs. This cool reptile is about 3 1/4" long, 2 5/8" wide and 5/8" tall, and has sweet eyes of inlaid jet.
Robert Michael Weahkee