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Frankie Poblano Chattin
is backordered. We will ship it separately when it becomes available.
Frankie Poblano Chattin comes from the greater Teddy Weahkee (d) family of Zuni artists. His parents are jewelers and carvers Jovanna Poblano and Daniel Chattin.
Carved from a rich specimen of Picasso marble, Frankie's approximate 2 1/4" tall, 1 1/2" wide and 1 3/4" tall Badger kit is eager to explore through its turquoise inlaid eyes that are nicely polished. A purple spiny oyster shell point with heishe, red coral, turquoise and a sliver of shell compose the lovely and colorful offering bundle.
Melvin Sandoval, San Felipe-Zuni
Christopher Sandoval, Zuni-San Felipe
Labradorite is a feldspar mineral of the 'plagioclase' group, often characterized by a brilliant change of colors, with blue and green most commonly seen. Veronica's charming labradorite Badger is loaded with these brilliant colors from all angles, appearing to glow from within. Adding to the colorful piece is an offering bundle that contains lapis, red coral, turquoise beads on top of an iridescent abalone shell arrow point. Veronica's sterling silver signature label is attached to the back hip of the luminous and determined badger. The gem quality labradorite badger measures about 3" long, 1 1/2" wide by 1" tall with turquoise inlaid eyes.
Charles Martinez, Jr.
This necklace is a show stopper! Charles Martinez, Jr. carved a beautiful Bear from the spiral of a melon shell, a very large type of sea snail. On the shell he overlaid an alternating heartline of red coral. A wonderful Dragonfly friend is incised on the bear. This bear pendant is about 2 1/2" from nose to tail and 1 1/4" long, with a red coral eye. Above the bear are several other carvings, all of them carry their own unique personality. Highest on the necklace are two Beavers, one is carved of luscious mother of pearl shell, the other of Picasso marble. There are two Eagles, again one is mother of pearl shell but the other is a rich green serpentine. There is a Frog of Picasso marble and a Badger of red coral. Just above the bear pendant are two graceful birds of mother of pearl shell. Each animal has inlaid eyes of black jet or bright turquoise and range in size from 3/4" to 1 1/2" long. With a secure threaded clasp this necklace is 23" long. Signed by the artist.
Ernie Mackel III
A lovely grouping of hand-carved Kingman turquoise animals are strung on this double-strand of incredible amber, orange spiny oyster shell and turquoise beads. This fetish necklace represents the Six-Directions that Zuni Pueblo people recognize. They assign a color and animal to each.
The directional animals are Wolf that measures about 1 3/4", Mountain Lion about 2", an Eagle at about 1 3/8", a Badger about 2" long, a Mole that's about 1 1/2", and a Bear coming in at about 1 3/4". The animal's have inlaid eyes of jet, and each one has conveys a unique personality. The overall length of this extraordinary necklace by Ernie Mackel III, is about 30".