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Ray Tsalate's original "Tortoise Siblings" carving expresses the traditional and shared kinship between two relatives. This masterful Turtle carving is brought about from one antler specimen. Harmoniously united, each one has expressive eyes of gold lip shell, turquoise or pen shell, while the tortoise maiden also has a set of pen shell inlaid eyes. She wears a lovely turquoise and red coral necklace, while her mouth is inlaid with vibrant lapis. Ray beautifully inlaid tiny pen shell claws in one of the tortoises. Each tortoise's gorgeous carapace is incised and inlaid with an assortment of luscious materials like red coral, lapis, variscite and malachite. About 2 1/4" tall, 3 3/4" wide and 1 1/8" deep.
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.
This exquisite antler maiden and baroque peal necklace comes to us from the talented Ray Tsalate. The antler maiden, with soft brown eyes of inlaid pen shell, also wears her own gorgeous necklace of turquoise, variscite, red coral, and lapis. Her hair is styled traditionally and beautifully incised, while the lower half of her body swirls into conical shell shape.
The graceful quality of the maiden is enhanced by the hand strung, round and stick, freshwater pearls. Each pearl in the necklace is hand twisted onto a sterling silver wire to create delicate links. The overall length of this luminous maiden necklace is about 28" total and has a lobster style clasp. The maiden carving alone measures about 2" long by 1/2" wide.
Anthony Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Alvin Leon, Acoma-Hopi
Randy Lucio's delightful two-piece set shows a slider and swinger set, carved from Picasso marble and wood. Having loads of fun, two maidens enjoy the playground equipment. Their eyes are of inlaid pen shell and they're inlaid with many Zuni Sunface symbols, which represent the elements in balance. The Sunface's are of inlaid turquoise, coral and abalone. A lot of turquoise dots adorn their clothing.
The slider is about 1 5/8" tall, 3/4" wide and 1 5/8" long, while the swinger is approximately 2 1/4" tall, 1 3/4" wide and 2" deep.
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An energetic composition of bead work by Jovanna, frames three corn-maiden, one of black mother of pearl and two maidens of Sleeping Beauty turquoise, all perfectly carved by Daniel Chattin. The maidens are accented with turquoise, red coral and sugilite. The necklace is highlighted with luminous white mother of pearl and moonstone.
No matter the angle in which this necklace is viewed, an artistic display of bead work will awe your senses, as will the maidens.
The necklace is strung on three strands of turquoise and measures 18 1/4" long. The beaded part measures 6 1/2" wide and 7" long. Absolutely gorgeous and comfortable to wear.
Denise Eustace, Cochiti-Zuni