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A speedy Hummingbird stops by for a quick sip of nectar from a Zuni flower carved from serpentine. Or maybe it's a rock resting place for this turquoise-eyed and abalone inlaid serpentine feathered friend. Nonetheless, Lorandina Sheche's delightful bird with flower or rock, measures approximately 3" tall, 3" wide and 2 1/2" deep.
The Sheche family is well-known for taking inspiration from traditional old-style fetishes. Lorandina Sheche's mother Thelma Sheche (d) learned to carve from her father Theodore Kucate (d) by first helping him with the polishing work. He was an early recognized Zuni carver who also led his family in traveling to perform traditional Zuni dances.
Daisy Rose Leonard
Melvin Sandoval, San Felipe-Zuni
Mary Frances Coriz, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Continuing the ancient jewelry tradition of her Kewa ancestors, Mary Francis Coriz's all handmade mosaic pendant is a glorious one. She learned the art from her mother, master jeweler Mary C. Lovato.
Select pieces of specially cut red coral, turquoise, serpentine, shell and mother-of-pearl are arranged in an eye-pleasing mosaic, all skillfully set a top a bed of shell. Sterling silver is seen within the mosaic design, as well as the entire border of this high-quality pendant. Including the sterling silver bale fixture, this awesome piece is about 3" long and 2 3/8" wide. Signed by the artist. The silver hammered collar is available and sold separately here.
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.
Michael Coble's talkative parrot is perfectly balanced on its perch. Carved from a wonderful specimen of striped watermelon serpentine with incised detailing on the head, body, wings, tail, and feet. With a beautifully executed curved break and clever eyes of inlaid jet, this lovey bird measures about 4 5/8", 2" wide by 1 5/8" deep.
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.
Christopher Sandoval, Zuni-San Felipe
Kevin Chapman, Zuni-Sioux