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Vivianita Booqua & Bryant Othole
Omnipresent birds bring joy and contentment through their sweet songs and vibrant plumage. As pollinators, they keep ecosystems running smoothly through seed dispersement, all the while maintaining rodent and insect populations. They also fertilize forests and agricultural land. Zuni Pueblo master jeweler Quintin Quam's sterling silver overlay inlay necklace honors eight unique feathered friends in a museum quality piece. We happily see a lazuli bunting, a cardinal, a hooded oriole, a blue jay, a Hummingbird, a snowy Owl, an eastern bluebird and a scarlet macaw flocking together, presented with beautiful backdrops of flower and plant foliage including a few lovely Butterflies.
Quintin is a genius in working the overlay inlay jewelry technique, which requires great experience and patience in both lapidary and silversmithing skills. Each of the eight stations on this collectible necklace started out as sterling silver sheets that were laboriously sawed out to leave a negative space of design. Another piece of silver was annealed to it. Colorful stones and shells such as malachite, red and pink coral, turquoise, lapis, fossilized ivory, Mojave green turquoise, jet, spiny oyster shell, mother-of-pearl, jet and pen shell were meticulously hand cut and inlaid bringing to life this extraordinary work of art. Each bird is etched with amazing detail.
The overall length of this incredible necklace is about 29", which doesn't include the two center drop stations which by themselves measure about 4 3/8" long. The individual bird stations are approximately 2" long and 1 1/8" wide. Even the handmade silver chain is gorgeous. Signed by the artist.
Our Keshi gallery will be hosting Quintin Quam for an Artist Reception during Market weekend in Santa Fe, NM on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Zuni tradition teaches there are Six-Directions in life assigning a color and animal to each one. Long ago, the Father of Medicine Societies, Po-shai-an-kia, established predatory animals as guardians of the Six Directions, each associated with a different color. They are regarded as healing and protective.
We're honored to present a fabulous collection of animals making up Andres Quandelacy's set representing these sacred regions. White Wolf is carved from mother-of-pearl. Dolomite Mountain Lion is 2 1/4" long. Eagle is from Picasso marble. Badger is from spiny oyster shell. Jet Mole is 7/8" wide. Turquoise Bear is about 1 1/2" tall. Eyes are inlaid from either turquoise or red coral. A collectible grouping to cherish.
Zuni Pueblo jeweler Quintin Quam's mastery in both lapidary and silversmithing skills results in a beautiful overlay inlay presentation of a phenomenal Eastern Bluebird pendant. The top piece of sterling silver was laboriously sawed out to leave a negative space of design. Another piece of silver is annealed to it. Colorful lapis lazuli, spiny oyster shell, shell, mother-of-pearl, turquoise, malachite, pen shell and jet were then meticulously inlaid bringing to life a sweet feathered friend out in nature. Measurements including the sterling silver bale are approximately 3 1/2" long and 1 1/2" wide. Signed by the artist.
Kateri Quandelacy Sanchez, Zuni-Acoma
Amber Carrillo, Laguna
A rainbow of naturally bright colored stones and shells reside in this exciting sterling silver cluster work necklace by Elliot Coonsis. We're happy to welcome him to Keshi's website with his fabulous, all handmade work of wearable art.
Red coral, mother-of-pearl, malachite, jet, lapis, purple and orange spiny oyster shells, turquoise, sugilite and fluorite occupy this approximate 23" long necklace. Each silver bezel has been hand-cut to securely hug each rounded cabochon.
The silver chain is all hand-fabricated. The overall length of this scintillating necklace is about 23" long. The smaller medallion stations measure approximately 3/4" wide, while the larger medallion stations are about 1" long and 7/8" wide. The pendant part hangs at a lovely 2 1/2" long. A lobster claw clasp closure is located on the right side of the necklace's chain in an unusual and stylish presentation.
Dylan Poblano is a versatile and creative artist expressing himself in fetish carving, jewelry, painting and sculpture. He comes from the greater Teddy Weahkee (d) family of accomplished Zuni artists. His sister is carver and jeweler Jovanna Poblano. Their mother is renowned artist Veronica Poblano.
Masterfully hand-fabricated and gloriously textured sterling silver makes up the majority of this exquisite bird with egg and nest sculpture. The jet-eyed feathered friend has a vibrant spiny oyster shell beak, a mother-of-pearl body and wears a glorious cape of sterling silver feathers. A removable mother-of-pearl shell egg is lovingly cared for by this attentive parent bird. At the base, perhaps toadstools, pebbles, plant life and other lovely foliage happily grows.
We've never seen such a beautifully constructed sculpture by Dylan. It's fabulously contemporary but has an engaging, almost old-world feel to it. About 4 1/4" tall, 1 1/4" wide and 1 1/2" deep. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Keli'i Eli, Zuni-Hawaiian