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Robert Michael Weahkee
It's been known since long ago times, in Native American stories and in science, that Coyotes and Badgers hunt cooperatively, combining their skills to find nourishment.
Robert Michael Weahkee's enchanted 2-piece antler set represents each of these amazing animals, with intelligent eyes of turquoise. Coyote with a gold lip shell point, is about 7" long and 2" tall. Its incised tail is lifted in the air. Badger is low to the ground, with a red-orange spiny oyster shell point, measuring approximately 5 1/2" long and 1 1/8" tall. Robert's offering bundles are amazing, with aquamarine, charoite and lapis beads.
We're honored to share this grand Eagle by Pernell Laate (d), who was a member of the greater Laate family of wonderful Zuni artists. His brothers are carvers Maxx Laate and Willard Laate (d). Utilizing antler, many intricate feathers are incised and turquoise inlaid eyes are set into this 2 1/4" long, 8 3/4" wide and 3/4" tall collectible raptor. One can almost feel the cool Zuni air filtering through this extraordinary bird's wings.
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.
Robert Michael Weahkee's creative and very imaginative mind sees the most amazing characters within the antler material that he works with. His latest carving is a kangaroo, who scans her surroundings while her paws protectively cradle the joey nestled in her pouch. The mother and baby share matching eyes of inlaid turquoise. All together, the carving measures about 6 3/8" tall, 1 3/8" wide by 4 1/8" deep.
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.
Robert Michael Weahkee's carving are always fantastic and this little spotted dachshund is no exception, but don't let appearances fool you. Did you know that dachshunds were originally bread to hunt Badgers in Germany? The breed is known to be courageous and even willing to take on animals larger than themselves. So the next time you're feeling a little daunted, look to your dachshund friend to help pluck up your courage. This piece measure about 8" long by 1 1/8" wide and stands at a mighty 1 3/8" tall, with bright blue eyes of turquoise and an offering necklace of heishe shell, aquamarine, amber, charoite and green garnet beads.
Claudia Peina's large and jubilant antler Bear dances at about 8 1/2" tall, 7" wide and 1 1/2" deep. This kind bear has inlaid eyes of pen shell, plus a smiling mouth, paws and claws of jet. A premium necklace of inlaid turquoise, red coral and jet is worn. Its nose and tail are burnt out for super lovely detail as well. This lighthearted bear sculpture will be a great part of your celebratory season. It can be positioned on either paw. Extra shipping charges may apply.
With all the accoutrement necessary, Troy Sice's Warrior Bear is the embodiment of strength and action.
Masterfully carved from antler, this incredible Bear with lapis eyes, holds an abalone shield that's inlaid with red coral. It also hosts an inlaid pen shell and black lip shell bear paw print surrounded by two arrows set with red coral. Two exquisite antler feathers with burnt out tips are secured with silver to this fabulous shield. A long sterling silver spear is held high in the other raised paw. Each paw is inlaid with jet claws. A single carved shell feather decorates this bear's head.
This courageous bear also wears an extraordinary blanket with nice folds, that's inlaid with a pueblo-inspired design and Dragonfly friends. Troy used amazing materials like variscite, lapis, lapis paste, turquoise, gold lip shell, red coral, orange spiny oyster shell, black lip shell, abalone, pipestone paste, pen shell, cuprite and jet paste to adorn this bear's special blanket. A cross element of crushed lapis paste is finished off with a glowing 24K gold inlay, which is magnificent.
A museum-quality carving, this outstanding bear stands at about 5" tall, 1 3/4" wide and 1 1/2" deep. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Troy Sice's antler Bear is full of character and stands either giving directions or doing his best disco move. The burnished detailing on the tail, ears and a super-cute nose give this creature a delightful personality. The expressive pen shell eyes and inlaid necklace, of 22k gold, lapis, malachite and coral, brings this bear to life. The collectable carving measures about 2 1/2" tall, 2" wide by 1" deep.
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.
From their home in magical western New Mexico, Troy Sice and his partner Ray Tsalate spend a lot time in the studio creating one-of-a-kind fetish masterpieces. Troy taught Ray to carve in 2004.
Troy's latest gift to the world is this extraordinary wildcat (or Bobcat) pair carved from antler and polished to perfection. Each independent feline has lapis eyes and an amazing red coral inlaid continuous heartline. Troy's thoughtful use of the antler specimen allowed for their faces and bobbed tail backsides to stand out.
An enchanted offering bundle is loaded with scrumptious materials like a large specimen of Kingman turquoise secured with a soft sueded leather, both blue and green turquoises, abalone, jet, lapis lazuli, spiny oyster shell and red coral beads. Included in this dynamic offering of thanks, are two sweet feathered friends: a blue bird of lapis and a cardinal of red coral. They each have exquisite eyes of inlaid 24K gold.
Don't miss this museum-quality treasure by Troy Sice. To see it in person is absolutely breathtaking. About 3 1/2" long, 2 3/4" wide and 2 1/4" tall. Extra shipping charge may apply.
Jared Amesoli comes from the greater Laate family of Zuni artists. His brother was carver Yancy Robert Halusewa (d) and his sister is Adrianna Halusewa.
At about 3 1/2" tall, 2" wide and 3/4" deep, Jared's corn-maidens unite with Zuni Sunface symbols which represent the elements in balance, in this fabulous antler carving. The corn maiden's bodies are incised and inlaid with tidbits of turquoise, red coral, malachite, lapis and variscite. Their sweet faces are inlaid with turquoise.
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.
This graceful little pueblo maiden by Ray Tsalate is carved from antler, patiently standing bare footed on a base of marble. She wears a mother of pearl shell feather in her finely carved hair, swept up into two little buns, plus a fine necklace of inlaid red coral with a turquoise center piece. Her inlaid eyes of brown pen shell and the red coral mouth convey a serene reverence. The sleeves of her dress are decorated with Dragonflies darkened with jet paste while the bottom is accented with an inlaid design turquoise, red coral and lines filled with pipestone paste. This beautiful carving measures about 1 1/8" wide by 1" deep and stands at 3" tall including the base.
Charles Martinez, Jr.
You can bring home this amazing and ribbon winning piece from the 98th Market (2019). This gorgeous piece by Troy Sice won an Honorable Mention ribbon in the same year that Troy won the Best in Show award in the Class V: Sculpture category for a separate entry.
Out of the six directional protectors for the A:shiwi (Zuni People), the white Wolf is the guardian of the east. This wolf by Troy's carved from antler, on the look out, ready to pounce and yet gently carries a sweet blue bird friend. The bird is tied in with an obsidian arrow point with beads of turquoise and coral as an offering bundle carried on the back. The piece measures about 8 1/2" long by 3" across and stands at 8" tall. The wolf's eyes are inlaid lapis. The brown detailing of the nose, ears and tail are from expert burnishing of the antler to bring out the brown coloring. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Troy is an accomplished carver who comes from a long family history of carvers. He is a third-generation carver, the grandson of George H. CheeChee, nephew of Ramie and Miguel Haloo and half-brother of Colvin Peina. His creations have garnered awards in many shows across the country, including Best Of Show in the 94th (2015) SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, Class V: Sculpture category.
Norman & Jackie Cooeyate