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Daphne & Leland Boone
Nelson Yatsattie's vigorous Turtle is carved from perfectly green serpentine. This graceful reptile is expertly sculpted and has many exciting sgraffito details. With eyes of inlaid turquoise, it measures about 2 1/2" long, 1 5/8" wide, and 1" tall. Turtle can help us to not be anxious, and to be comfortable in our own skin, for turtle is always home no matter where it may roam. Nelson is renowned carver Brian Yatsattie's brother.
Nick Rosetta, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Ray Tsalate's artistic brilliance and never-ending ingenuity is expressed in a truly remarkable single strand fetish necklace called "Mother Earth". He shared these meaningful words with us: "My inspiration comes from my Zuni culture. We are brought up to understand the Earth is our All-Mother. The Ultimate Feminine Divinity and Energy that flows through every single one of us; Flora & Fauna and the spaces in-between, like the blood in our veins. We are her Essence and Beauty manifested physically...I understood this piece to be a sort of homage to Mother Earth and her children."
Inspiration also came to Ray from an "eye-opening" trip to Chaco Canyon, an ancient ancestral puebloan site in northwestern New Mexico, as well as his Zuni Pueblo upbringing where he was taken to sacred sites and taught their significance. Both locations are home to early rock art or petroglyphs. At Chaco Canyon, he was in awe of the intricate rock art, incredible architecture, the culture and connection that exists there. In Zuni, the rock art he saw as a youngster was "connected to Mother Earth", "Human Figures or Caretakers", and a "variety of animals".
Back home in his studio was a rich stash of treasured beads made recently and years prior. After intricately carving, beautifully inlaying, polishing and carefully stranding a gorgeous assortment of high-quality materials such as sky-blue turquoise, glistening mother-of-pearl, pen shell, rare sugilite, gold lip shell, watery abalone, antler, serpentine, colorful lapis lazuli, spiny oyster shell, golden amber, garnet, fresh water pearl, red and pink corals, plus variscite, resulted in this never seen before, approximate 38" long museum-quality necklace. At its center is a cherished turquoise Mother, measuring about 1 1/2" long, 7/8" wide and 3/8" deep. Accompanying her are delightful animals such as birds, perhaps Eagles and Hawks, bushytails like Coyote, Wolf and Fox, Mountain-lions (cougar, puma or panther), maybe a Bison (or buffalo), Moles, Bears, Owls, Frogs, Turtles and Badgers. Heavenly stars, sweetly blooming flowers and even a darling mushroom are seen.
The exquisite lapis lazuli beads are faceted and twinkle with happiness along with the other mouth-watering ones. All the cheerful animal's eyes are inlaid from either coral, turquoise, pen shell, lapis lazuli, malachite and mother-of-pearl. A sterling silver toggle closure is lovely. Extra shipping charges may apply. This outstanding necklace will be featured in a special advertisement for Keshi in El Palacio magazine, Summer edition 2022.
Frankie Poblano Chattin
Carved in the traditional old-style, Frankie Poblano Chattin's Mountain-lion (panther, puma or cougar) has a long tail up and over its backside. Frankie comes from the greater Teddy Weahkee (d) family of Zuni artists. His parents are well-known jewelers and carvers Jovanna Poblano and Daniel Chattin. Frankie's approximate 5 1/4" long, 2" wide by 2" tall serpentine carving carries an offering bundle of coral, turquoise, shell and tourmalated quartz beads on top of a spiny oyster shell arrow point. The rich green serpentine body is smooth and curvy with bright blue inlaid turquoise eyes.
We're always excited when Jovanna Poblano brings us new fetishes. She's a wonderful artist who is part of the greater Teddy Weahkee (d) family of carvers. Jovanna's grandfather was the iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d).
Happily perched on a base of watermelon serpentine with crushed turquoise, a Zuni bird with turquoise eyes is carved from mother-of-pearl that's inlaid with turquoise, red coral and lapis pieces. A sensational offering bundle consists of yummy black coral, abalone, shell, red coral, turquoise, quartz and lapis beads. Including base, this feathered friend measures about 4 1/4" long, 1 7/8" wide and 1 7/8" tall.
Nelson Yatsattie's Lizard carved from fluorite is smooth, long and sly. This lighting fast reptile measures about 3 1/2" long, 1 1/2" wide by 1" tall, with smart eyes of inlaid turquoise. The carving had curvy minimalistic lines with incised feet. The long tail flips towards the back of the head and incredibly is carved forming an open loop at the back. Lizard medicine helps us remember our dreams and focus on our deepest visions, as a lizard basks in the heat of the sun, quiet yet alert.
Sheryl & Strallie Edaakie
Dan Simplicio, Jr.
As a member of the Parrot Clan, Dan Simplicio Jr. is drawn to carving these amazing birds, as seen with his spectacular serpentine parrot. This fetish is the largest piece we've ever seen from him.
This feathered friend views its world through red coral and gold lip shell inlaid eyes. Its beak is well-polished and lovely. This fabulously realistic parrot has incredibly carved wing detail and will bring much happiness to any place upon which it rests.
Dan signed his traditional Zuni name on the underside "Tse Wa Da" and inlaid a red coral heartline or arrow.
It's perched at about 5 1/2" tall, is 2" wide and 4" deep. We don't see many carvings from him very often. Don't miss this collectible and special carving. Extra shipping charges may apply.