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Kateri Quandelacy Sanchez
is backordered. We will ship it separately when it becomes available.
Kenric Laiwakete chose a wonderful orthoceras fossil stone to carve this bushytail (Fox, Wolf or Coyote). On one side he inlaid a turquoise heartline. On the other side the fossil in the stone creates a natural heartline. According to Zuni tradition when the people emerged into this world the heroic War Twins were dispatched by Great Spirit with weapons of lightning bolts with which they shrunk the animals and turned them to stone except for their hearts. The hearts were left alive beating within the stone. The animals were then entrusted with the mission of helping the people in their evolutionary journey. This helper is about 3 1/4" long, 1" tall, and 1/2" wide with eyes of inlaid turquoise, and would fit nicely in a soft leather carrying pouch.
Wilson Romero, Cochiti-Dine
Wilson Romero carved this powerful Bison from a great white stone he found on the lands of Cochiti Pueblo, his home. With just a few cuts and some selective sanding this wonderful bovine is about 4 5/8" long, 3 3/4" tall, and 2" wide. Add a little imagination and we can hear the great herds of the past thundering over the prairie.
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.
Daryl Shack, Sr.
Maxx Laate's tribute to this wonderful bird, the Eagle is presented in an amazing piece of natural branch red coral that's inlaid with turquoise eyes. An eagle's medicine is about broad wisdom and keeping a comprehensive view, as an eagle lives this way all the time. About 1 1/4" tall, 1" wide and 1" deep.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this eagle fetish will go to the Zuni Eagle Sanctuary. Please see our resources page for more information on the sanctuary.
Farlan & Paulette Quam
Pete Gasper, Jr.
Melvin Sandoval, San Felipe-Zuni
Christopher Sandoval, Zuni-San Felipe
Rosella Lunasee & Loubert Soseeah
Keli'i Eli, Zuni-Hawaiian
A highly-collectible and museum-quality collection of animals, making up Ray Tsalate's set representing the Six Directions that Zuni Pueblo people recognize. They assign an animal and a color to each.
Ray's inspiration came from old traditional pottery designs, bringing an "old-style" feeling to each animal. They are masterfully carved of antler. Wolf is 2 1/2" long, 1" wide and 1 1/4" tall, with mother-of-pearl inlay and pen shell eyes. Mountain Lion is 2 1/2" long, 7/8" wide and 1 1/8" tall, with gold lip shell inlay and malachite eyes. Eagle measures 2" long, 1" wide and 1" tall, with lapis, malachite, mother-of-pearl and gold lip shell inlay, plus red coral eyes. Badger is 1 5/8" long, 1 1/4" wide and 1 1/8" tall, with coral inlay and jet eyes. Mole is 1 3/8" long, 1 1/8" wide and 1" tall, with pen shell inlay and variscite eyes. Bear is 2" long, 1 1/8" wide and 1 1/8" tall, with turquoise inlay and turquoise eyes.
This outstanding set will bring a calming serenity to any space. Comes with Ray's award-winning 2019 SWAIA 98th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market ribbon. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Brion Hattie independent Bobcat is carved from a spectacular specimen of high quality Kona dolomite. This confident feline has eyes of inlaid turquoise and an offering bundle of a pen shell point plus pieces of red coral and turquoise. Expertly carved from the tip of its nose to its short tail. It measures about 3 1/4" long and 2" tall.
Kevin Chapman, Zuni-Sioux
We all know that octopus can change color according to mood and environment. Kevin Chapman captured this attribute well by using Picasso marble to bring this hefty cephalopod to life. The powerful arms with open carving curls are a testament to Kevin's skill and talent. The eyes are jet inlaid into mother of pearl shell, giving that other-worldly look. At 4 3/4" long, 3" wide, and2 3/8" tall this intelligent mollusk is a formidable master of disguise.
Kateri Quandelacy-Sanchez offers us is this group of four corn maidens and an Owl. Carved from a single specimen of orange calcite with two corn maidens on each side. Below the maidens is a watchful night guardian. The corn maidens, each with glowing faces of overlaid gold lip shell and inlaid red coral accents at their necks, lift their heads and sing prayers of gratitude. Their raptor friend has large eyes of mother of pearl shell and inlaid jet. Kateri added incised Dragonfly and star elements on the sides of the carving which are enhanced with more inlaid coral and turquoise. This powerful gathering measures about 3 1/4" tall, 2 1/2" wide, and 1 1/2" deep.
Brian Yatsattie is no stranger to unusual materials. His latest carving, is the first fish to be offered on our website in this colorful and translucent surfite. Its eyes have been inlaid with jet within the dark middle band. This fish looks slippery but won't wriggle away from you. A decent catch by any fisherman's measure, this fish is about 6 1/4" long by 2" tall.
An astonishing Snake of Picasso marble seems to have swallowed a tasty morsel. With piercing inlaid eyes of turquoise this reptile carving measures about 2" long and 2" wide. Its body is expertly cross-hatched. Particular attention has also been given to the nicely incised underside of the snake.