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Carved in intricate detail from its prehensile tail, curled in a resting position, its leaf grabbing hands, and independently swiveling eyes all covered in finely incised scales. In the 1980's the Cheama family started carving in a highly realistic style. Fabian Cheama's ability to carve with both delicacy and life is evident in this small tropical reptile. We love the open carving work between the Lizard and the leaf. The eyes are inlaid red coral. About 1 7/8" tall and 7/8" wide.
Debra Gasper's shy and humble Frog is carved of a pretty specimen of green turquoise inlaid with sterling silver eyes. She's incised a cute mouth on this amphibian. About 2 3/8" long, 1 1/8" deep and 1" tall. Frog (Dakkya) is a sign of water. Water is life.
Andres Quandelacy comes from a family of many carvers, each with their own style. We love Andres' interpretation of the old way of carving a Mountain-lion with the tail running along the back. Andres takes a literal "twist" on this tradition. This collectable big cat is about 2 1/8" long and 7/8" tall with inlaid coral eyes and heartline.
Kevin Chapman, Zuni-Sioux
Keli'i Eli, Zuni-Hawaiian
Ray Tsalate's Mountain-lion of antler stands on hind legs to look you square in the eye. Wearing a kilt and moccasins decorated with the inlaid designs and accent stones of turquoise, variscite, lapis and sugilite. The feathered serpent on the kilt ends in a coiled spiral and was created with inlaid sodalite, pipestone and jet. This cat's face is really sweet too, eagerly looking out of eyes of inlaid gold lip mother of pearl with malachite pupils with a shiny nose of pen shell. About 4" tall, 1 1/2" wide and 3 1/4" deep, with a nice long tail!
This mythological gryphon or griffin has been expertly carved from turquoise by Kevin Chapman. This powerful creature of legend has the head, wings and talons of an eagle and the body and tail of a lion. It is believed to be a protector and a guardian of treasures! Kevin has skillfully incised its features and inlaid its eyes with turquoise. This unique carving measures slightly less than 2" long and 1" tall.
Kevin Chapman's lovely corn maiden is carved of a red spiny oyster shell, permanently attached to a turquoise base. She's inlaid with jet Dragonfly friends, and her eyes are of inlaid jet. About 2 3/4" tall and 1 5/8" long, measurements include base. The spiny oyster shell specimen is naturally convex.
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.