The offerings shared below are just a small selection of what is available in our physical gallery shop. Contact Us.
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Fabian Homer comes from the greater Bica and Kalestewa family of Zuni artists. We're honored to offer his extraordinary Zuni Knifewing bolo tie. Knifewing is a sacred and mythological being who sweeps down from the sky and carries off beautiful Zuni maidens. He is an important guardian figure to the Zuni people.
Presented on a vibrant spiny oyster shell, Fabian carefully overlaid pieces of hand cut pen shell, mother-of-pearl, gold lip shell, pink mussel shell and turquoise to form Knifewing. He has inlaid facial features from jet. This magnificent shell station, which measures approximately 3 3/4" by 3 3/4" and 1" deep, is adjustable on the black leather bolo tie cord, which is about 42" long including the sterling silver tips.
Please click here to learn more about Knifewing in Toshio Sei's 2010 copyrighted book Knifewing & Rainbow Man in Zuni Jewelry. This wonderful book is not included with Fabian's bolo tie but can be purchased separately.
A marvelous monarch Butterfly has willfully landed slightly askew, on Zuni Pueblo jeweler Jason Bobelu's astonishingly gorgeous handmade designer sterling silver cuff bracelet.
Twisted sterling silver antennae and wing borders anchor pen shell, colorful orange and red spiny oyster shells, sky blue turquoise, iridescent black lip shell and shimmering mother-of-pearl in the challenging stone-to-stone jewelry method where materials are set side by side. Alive with transformation and beauty, this glorious butterfly station measures about 2 1/2" by 2".
The approximate 1 3/4" wide sides of this extraordinary cuff bracelet are also set with these exciting materials, creating pleasing patterns that merry beautifully with the winged insect. Silver spiral elements are between the tiered pueblo or mountain shaped overlays.
A museum-quality collectible, Jason's stellar cuff bracelet has an entire inner circumference of about 7", including the opening of approximately 1 1/4". Signed by the artist.
An outstanding single strand fetish necklace consisting of carved birds and Bears, strung with fine baby olive heishe shell beads, by Rosita Kaamasee. All the abundant creatures seen on this necklace are carved from bright and colorful orange spiny oyster. Each of the animals are reversible with a blend of orange and creamy white coloring and measure about 3/4" to 1" long, from head to tail. The overall necklace length is approximately 31" with sterling silver cones and hook clasp.
Rosita Kaamasee is a Zuni elder who descends from the greater George Cheechee Haloo (d) family of Zuni artists. Rosita carries on the carving tradition from George who started carving in the 1930's and was known for his fetish necklaces.
Leander & Lisa Othole
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.
Herbert Ration, Dine (Navajo)
Mary C. Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Incomparable and very collectible is this Dragonfly mosaic pendant, all amazingly handmade by award-winning artist and Kewa Pueblo elder Mary C. Lovato. Overlaid on a bed of shell, are many glorious pieces of jet, with vibrant lapis, serpentine and green turquoise. A watery dragonfly is of red coral, spiny oyster shell and turquoise, set with a border of sterling silver. About 2 1/4" long and 2 3/8" wide. Signed by the artist along with her Corn motif.
The silver hammered collar is available and sold separately here. The brown leather cord is not included.
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.
Joel Pajarito, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Keli'i Eli, Zuni-Hawaiian
Franklin Carrillo, Laguna
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.
A stunning and ethereal sterling silver Dragonfly cuff bracelet by Diane Lonjose. The dragonfly is meticulously inlaid with all natural materials like #8 Mine turquoise, both purple and red spiny oyster shell, plus Pilot Mountain turquoise. Two turquoise cabochons have been placed on each side of the dragonfly. The entire inner circumference of the cuff is 6 3/8" including an opening of 1". The dragonfly has a 2 1/4" wingspan and a length of 2 5/8". The craftsmanship and quality of materials of this cuff are exceptional. Diane always uses all natural stones and shells.