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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.
Although there will be no SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market this year you can still 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.
Ray Tsalate's "Infinity Eagle Directional Set" is an extraordinary, all-in-one directional carving consisting of an antler Eagle with turquoise inlaid eyes, permanently mounted on a lovely point of spiny oyster shell. This raptor's body is inlaid with scrumptious materials to indicate wings, with coral, spiny oyster shell, jet, mother-of-pearl, gold lip shell, pen shell, lapis, turquoise, variscite and sugilite. Secured by a white leather tie and gorgeous aquamarine and aventurine beads, are the rest of the directional animals the Zuni Pueblo people recognize. They assign an animal and a color to each direction. We see a lapis Bear with red coral eyes, a black lip mother-of-pearl Wolf with pen shell eyes, a coral Badger with pen shell eyes, a gold lip shell Mountain-lion with jet eyes, a jet Mole with turquoise inlaid eyes and an abalone eagle with lapis eyes. These small animals are exquisitely carved and measure from about 1/2" to 1" long. Overall, this gorgeous work measures about 3 1/8" long, 2 1/2" tall and 1 3/4" wide.
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.
Norman & Jackie Cooeyate
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!
Robert Michael Weahkee
Troy Sice's "Ballerina Bear" is carved of antler wearing a pink tulle tutu and strikes an "en point" pose on a base of marble. About 5 1/8" tall, including base, and 4" wide, including tutu. This adorable ballerina Bear has jet inlaid eyes and claws, and has burnt out nose, tail and ear details.
Be sure to look for this adorable bear in our Keshi advertisement featured in the December 20th issue of Santa Fe's Pasatiempo magazine.