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Lapis lazuli has been a treasured semi-precious opaque gemstone throughout mankind's history. The ancient cultures of Egypt, China, Rome and Greece, among others, have used this colorful material in all sorts of ways. Archeologists have found objects such as furniture, jewelry and makeup that incorporate lapis. Artists of old have also used it in a ground down form, as vibrant paint.
Larry Loretto's all handmade sterling silver and lapis lazuli inlaid cuff bracelet is glorious. The glistening golden pyrite flecks remind us of a starry night's sky in Zuni land. The quality of this cuff bracelet is wonderful. Bracelet's entire inner circumference is about 7" including the opening of about 1 1/2". It has a width of approximately 3/8". Signed by the artist.
Eldrick & Charlotte Seoutewa
Sheldon & Nancy Westika
Franklin Carrillo, Laguna
Sandra Quandelacy's reversible corn and maidens pendant necklace showcases colorful and out-of-sight materials like green turquoise, orange spiny oyster shell, lapis, marble, pipestone, fossilized ivory, phosphosiderite and jet all carved and incised into individual corn cobs that average about 1 3/8" long. They are neatly strung with turquoise, red coral, white shell and heishe shell beads on a single strand that's about 25" long.
Taking center stage on this fabulous necklace is a reversible gold lip shell corn maiden on one side, while the other side is a Grandmother, about 3" long and 1" wide. We love how Sandra's handled the traditional clothing Grandmother is wearing, the pleat details are wonderful. Both maidens are incised with lovely Dragonfly friends and star elements, and are inlaid with red coral, turquoise and jet bits. Their facial features are incised and inlaid with jet paste. Don't miss this collectible fetish necklace, it's exceptional.
Franklin Carrillo awes us again with his lapidary and metal-smithing abilities. His latest offering is this amazing abstract inlaid pendant hosting gorgeous sections of lapis, turquoise, rare sugilite, red coral, jet and clam shell. It's about 3 1/8" long including bale fixture and is 1 7/8" wide. This sterling silver pendant is all hand-fabricated and signed by the artist. A red coral and turquoise inlay continues to the reverse side, a gorgeous touch. The hammered collar is available and sold separately here.
Ron Laahty's lapis corn maiden is an intricate weave of circular and square red coral, turquoise, purple spiny oyster shell, mother of pearl, and sugilite cabochons. Her heartfelt eyes and mouth are overlaid turquoise and her hair holds delicately incised feathers. A Sunface of jet, turquoise, mother of pearl, and pipestone hides discreetly in her robe folds as does an incised flower with purple spiny oyster shell and malachite. Two tiny creatures accompany this maiden: a gentle Butterfly with red coral body and a turquoise eye, and a graceful Dragonfly with turquoise accented wings. Near the base is a carved heartline with an overlaid turquoise arrow tip. She stands about 3" tall, 2 1/2" wide, and 1 1/2" deep.
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.
Using channel inlay and hollow form techniques Franklin Carrillo hand build these sculptural beauties. The inlaid lapis, coral, malachite, sugilite, spiny oyster shell, turquoise, and mother of pearl shell window panes create a contemporary design. The hollow form building technique gives them mass without adding weight. About 1" long, 1/4" wide and the bottom, and 1/4" deep each earring weighs .2 oz, the same as 2 quarters.
Julius Eustace, Zuni-Cochiti
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!
Jovanna Poblano's exquisite Butterfly bracelet is all handmade. Its wings showcase gorgeous turquoise and faceted lapis stones. This winged-wonder has a turquoise face with silver beads for antennae. Jovanna backed this comfortable cuff with soft brown suede. The bracelet's entire inner circumference is about 6 3/8" including the opening of 1", it is about 1" wide. The butterfly is about 1 5/8" from antennae to wing end, and has a wingspan of about 1 3/4". Signed-by-the-artist, this show stopping cuff is bordered top and bottom with amazing abalone beads. Don't miss this collectible work of wearable art.
Jovanna Poblano's exquisite Butterfly necklace is all handmade, approximately 20" long, while center butterfly station is about 2 1/8" in wingspan and 4" long. This butterfly is masterfully hand-beaded, with its wings showcasing gorgeous turquoise and faceted lapis stones. This winged-wonder has a turquoise face with silver beads for antennae. Jovanna backed this insect with soft brown suede. This signed-by-the-artist double strand necklace is strung with amazing abalone, turquoise and glowing labradorite beads. Don't miss this collectible work of wearable art!
Joel Pajarito, Kewa (Santo Domingo)