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Veronica Poblano's artistic Zuni lineage is a great one. Her father, iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d) was the nephew of Teddy Weahkee (d). Their enormous contribution to Zuni fetish carving and jewelry continues in the gifted hands of Veronica.
A hard to come by sugilite stone, rich in purple color, commands this sterling silver ring, all handmade by Veronica. Two amazing Carico Lake turquoise stones adorn the shank of this captivating piece of jewelry. A silver zig zagging design element looks so nice underneath the outstanding sugilite stone. This signed by the artist ring is a size 7. The band is about 1/4" wide, while the sugilite station is approximately 1 1/2" long by 3/4" wide.
Sugilite was first discovered in 1944 by Japanese petrologist Ken-Ichi Sugi (1901-1948) from the Imperial University in Kyushu. He found sugilite on the Iwagi islet, in the south west of Japan. The naming of sugilite was to honor Ken-Ichi Sugi. This exquisite and unusual mineral was also found in the Wessels Mine in South Africa in 1979. The known reserves from this mine are spent. Sugilite has also been found in India, Italy, Australia and Canada.
A trio of rare sugilite cabochons adorn the back of this sweetest-ever Frog by Veronica Poblano. The lovely purple and teal colors seen in the fluorite stone are harmonious with the sugilite inlays. Bulbous eyes of turquoise are endearing along with a preciously incised smile. Veronica's carving lineage is incredible. Her father was iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d). He was the nephew of Teddy Weahkee (d).
Don't miss this very collectible amphibian. About 1 1/2" long, 2" wide and 1" tall.
Mary C. Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Jolene Eustace, Cochiti-Zuni
These resplendent and reversible Corn Maidens of precious sugilite rest permanently on a well-polished black marble base, presented by Daniel Chattin. Sugilite is a rare and valuable stone because it comes from only one mine in the world, South Africa. It's harvested some 2,500 feet underground. This particular specimen of sugilite is rich with color and of a great quality.
We love the way Daniel carved either side of these corn maidens with fluidity and feminine energy. Their corn bodies are incised plus their eyes and mouths are inlaid with jet. Daniel inlaid sky-blue turquoise and vibrant gaspeite stones to further accent this extraordinary work. About 4" tall, 3 1/4" wide and 2 1/4" deep. Extra shipping charges may apply.
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.
Julius Eustace, Zuni-Cochiti
This significant sterling silver cobble style inlay cuff bracelet is a masterpiece by Lloyd Tsalabutie, father of the late great carver Jeffery Tsalabutie (d). Carving only occasionally, Lloyd is more well-known as a jeweler. He is one of a few Zuni jewelers doing this gorgeous style of meticulous stone work.
Using all natural stones, Lloyd has formed six Zuni Sunface designs, inlaid stone to stone in various combinations of either turquoise, red coral, sugilite, opal, lapis and jet. The Zuni Sunface symbol represents the elements in balance.
This cuff bracelet is about is 3/4" wide. The entire inner circumference is about 5 1/2" including opening of 1 1/8". Lloyd's signature is to incise a depiction of sacred 'Dowa Yalanne' or Corn Mountain located in Zuni, on the underside of his works, as seen on this magnificent work.