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This beautifully carved Bear would be a welcome addition to, or beginning of, any collection! With an offering of gold lip shell and abalone points and engaging eyes of inlaid turquoise, it measures about 3" long and 2 3/8" tall. A Medicine-bear comes our way to bring reminders of the value of going within, as a bear hibernates and restores itself. The high arch of the back resembles the cave entrance, a place of hibernation.
Delvin's grandfather was renowned Zuni carver Leekya Deyuse (d). Leekya has been the family's surname for quite a while because Leekya had asked his children to use his first name as their last name, when they started school. Apparently there were a lot of people named Deyuse back then. Delvin and his brothers Freddie and Hayes, continue in their grandfather's carving legacy.
With the plumpest clawed paws that are incised and darkened with jet paste, Rickson Kallestewa's wonderful wolverine uses its large and furry feet like snowshoes, enabling it to walk on snow without sinking. These private animals are tough and fierce, important to the eco-systems they live in. Loss of habitat due to climate change, deforestation, mining and hunting are the main reasons wolverines are a threatened species. Enchantedly carved from Picasso marble that exhibits areas of pleasing green and cream marbling, our wolverine friend measures about 3 1/4" long, 1 1/4" wide and 2" tall.
Christopher Sandoval, Zuni-San Felipe
Christopher Sandoval is surely a talented artist using the most scrumptious materials available. The gift of fetish carving runs through his blood, as his father is acclaimed carver Melvin Sandoval. Christopher recently brought by this exquisite and realistic Bat, and just in time for the October season, as many bats are moving about now. Some are swarming to ready themselves for hibernation, while others are preparing to migrate to warmer places. Using a gorgeous Picasso marble, you can feel the naturalness of this winged mammal. Turquoise inlaid eyes are set into an eager face that's incised for a furry effect. Other areas of this approximate 2 3/8" long, 2 5/8" wide and 1" tall bat are incised for lovely detail as well.
A nocturnal and capable hunter, an Owl with a turned head calmly perches while awaiting the right moment to act. These fascinating raptors do most of their work at night. The Zuni Pueblo people refer to an owl as "the Night Grandfather" because of this. Etched plumage is fine and turquoise inlaid eyes see everything. The two feather tufts above the eyes are gorgeously done. About 3 1/4" tall, 2" wide and 1 5/8" deep, carved by Derrick Kaamasee from an attractive Picasso marble.
Derrick's uncles are well-known carvers Maxx Laate and Pernell Laate (d). Derrick started carving around 1989 and because of his uncle's encouragement, he continued in the art. He once said "I like to do things in the old way, but with more detail...things that have action in them." He's taught many others the art of fetish carving, including Destry Siutza.
Todd Lowsayatee descends from the greater Hustito and Lowsayatee family of wonderful Zuni artists. His brother is carver Marlon Lowsayatee.
Todd's talented hands have brought about this engaging Beaver from a handsome piece of Picasso marble. It has turquoise inlaid eyes, drilled nostrils and little ears. A beaver is an industrious animal, always working and thus reaps the blessings. Todd's attention to detail makes this beaver a collectible carving. Tiny drilled circular indentations work well for fur effect, while clean incising marks emphasize a cross-hatched tail. About 2" long, 7/8" wide and 1 3/8" tall.
Carved of Picasso marble this well fed reptile peers back over its thick body to make eye contact, as if challenging you to make important changes. Snake can shed its skin and address the critical issues of transformation, discarding the old and embracing the new. Douglas Martza chose a beautiful Picasso marble for this crafty serpent, inlaying turquoise eyes as well as dots of turquoise along the body and rattle. About 1 1/2" tall, 2 5/8" wide, and 2 1/2" deep.
This Picasso marble donkey (or Horse), by Tony Mackel, is here to help carry the load! With tail high and ears pricked, this active pony measures about 4 1/2" long, 1" wide by 2" tall at the ears. The inlaid eyes are a lovely light sky blue turquoise and the body is perfectly texturized with a thick coat.
This marvelous Mountain-lion of Picasso marble by Clive Hustito, would be a grand reminder for anyone trying to set new boundaries, as a mountain lion lives this way all the time.
This chunk of Picasso marble is very pretty, and its size would command any shelf, mantel or desk upon which it sits. This feline's face is amazing, as it watches its territory through turquoise inlaid eyes and has incised whiskers.
Clive attached a generous shell point with red coral and turquoise beads on this great cat that's about 11" long, 5" tall and 4" wide. Extra shipping charges may apply.