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Joel Pajarito, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
is backordered. We will ship it separately when it becomes available.
Where there is a Dragonfly, there is water. Ask Zunis about a dragonfly (Shumak'olo:wa in the Zuni language) and they will tell you that a dragonfly is the messenger who carries prayers to Spirit World. The double-winged form of a dragonfly is sometimes referred to as the “Pueblo Cross.”
Bursting forth with colors like turquoise-blue, navy blue, yellow, lavender, varying shades of green and golden orange-brown, this one-of-a-kind dragonfly surfite necklace and earrings set is by Brian Yatsattie. He is a prolific, collectible and brilliant Zuni artist. Surfite is a jazzy, recycled material by way of retired surf boards. Each insect is masterfully carved, while the individual surfite beads are uniquely barrel-shaped. The center and larger dragonfly is about 2 1/2" long and 2" wide, while the smaller dragonflies measure approximately 2 1/4" long and 1 3/4" wide. They're strung with surfite and turquoise beads on a 27" long necklace. The dragonfly earrings hang at about 2 1/2" long and 1 1/2" wide.
Bringing good dragonfly medicine, Brian's refreshing necklace and earrings set will be a favorite in any jewelry collection, easy to wear everyday.
Agnes Peynetsa's all hand-coiled and hand-painted, with natural clay and mineral paints, pottery bowl features creatures like tadpoles, a Frog in three dimension, perhaps a horned Lizard or an anthropomorphic creature, and Dragonfly.
A bowl such as this is used to hold ceremonial cornmeal in a Zuni home. It is known by other names, such as cloud bowl, cornmeal bowl and prayer bowl. The twisted clay handle is fabulous. Signed by the artist. Extra shipping charges may apply. About 6 1/4" tall, 6 1/2" wide and 5 3/4" deep.
Avelia & Anderson Jamie Peynetsa
Zuni Pueblo potter Avelia Peynetsa collaborated with her son Anderson Jamie Peynetsa, to create this remarkable, all hand-formed and hand-painted Dragonfly and tadpole (baby Frog) seed pottery. Creatures such as the dragonfly and tadpoles (frog) are important symbols to the Zunis because they represent life-giving water. Frogs or tadpoles often appear on prayer pottery bowls since many of the Zuni prayers and dances ask for water in the form of rain or snow. This exquisite natural clay and mineral paints seed pottery is approximately 5" tall and 7 1/4" in diameter. Signed by the artist. Extra shipping charges may apply.
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.
An aerial, almost double Dragonfly pendant is carved from one piece of motor agate, or Fordite, a recycled material from hardened paint by way of automobile factories. Brian Yatsattie is a wonderful and prolific carver. This lively dragonfly pendant will be a way to enjoy Brian's work of wearable art everyday. The brown leather cord is not included. About 4" long including silver bale fixture, 3" wide and 1/2" thick.
Skillfully all hand-formed and hand-painted, with natural clay and mineral paints, Priscilla Peynetsa's "Lizard & Dragonflies" large pottery bowl is a wonderful gathering of Dragonfly, Lizard, tadpole and rainbird creatures. The tadpoles squiggle on the top rim of this piece. A small sun design is present next to one of the dragonflies. We adore how Priscilla made the lizard in three-dimensions, with its friendly head coming up from the side of the bowl. About 8 1/4" tall, 8" wide and 8 1/4" deep. Signed by the artist. Extra shipping charges may apply.
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.
A lovely sterling silver tufa cast Dragonfly alights on your finger. Dragonfly can help guide us to our own positive and transcendent goals. A gorgeous orange tear drop of spiny oyster shell highlights and elevates this ring to something special you will want to wear everyday. Size 7 3/4 the ring tapers from 1 1/4" down to 1/2" wide. Signed by the artist.
Diane Lonjose's magnificent all hand-fabricated sterling silver and amazing all natural Kingman turquoise Dragonfly necklace and earrings set is a thing of beauty. Each smooth and rounded Kingman turquoise cabochon is set into hand-cut bezels. All the antennae are of hand-twisted silver wire. The sterling silver link chain is all handmade too, it's exquisite.
This collectible necklace is about 23" in total length, while the center dragonfly is about 3" long and 2 3/4" wide. The slightly smaller bugs on either side of this necklace measure about 2 3/4" long and 2 3/8" wide. The matching earrings hang at about 2 1/4" long including hook fixtures, and are 1 5/8" wide. Signed by the artist. Extra shipping charges may apply.