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Colin Weeka descends from the greater Laate family of amazing Zuni artists, which include carving greats like Maxx Laate, Derrick Kaamasee and Destry Siutza, among many others.
Every nook and cranny, all the exquisite feather details and the abundance of amazing texture, makes this jet carving so intriguing. Happily perched, a Raven (or other feathered friend) looks around through turquoise inlaid eyes. Perhaps it is getting ready to do maintenance work around its nesting sight, as the cooler fall season is soon approaching. Colin inlaid lovely circular accents into the feathers, perhaps of shell or some other material. About 2" tall, 1 1/4" deep and 1 1/2" wide, signed by the artist.
A Raven has an intelligent gleam in its eyes of inlaid turquoise. Some corvids have been trained to solve up to eight-piece puzzles and can use various sticks as tools to obtain a desired food. We love Jimmy Yawakia's take on this amazing bird, beautifully carved from a black marble that's been well-polished. He says "Every stone has its own energy and that is how collectors get drawn in with the stone and the carvings." About 1 5/8" tall, 3/4" wide and 2 3/4" deep.
Wilson Romero, Cochiti-Dine
An Eagle (or perhaps a Raven) by Wilson Romero has been carved from a porously rich found stone. The simplicity of this carving does evoke a feathered friend, like a raptor or a corvid companion. About 3" long, 1 1/2" wide and 2 1/2" tall.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this eagle fetish will go to the Zuni Eagle Sanctuary. Please see our resources page for more information on the sanctuary.
Three gloriously carved Raven heads of jet unite in this approximate 27" long fetish necklace by master carver Brian Yatsattie. These incredible corvids require respect because of their outstanding intelligence and beauty. Satiny feathers are incised in a layered way. We love their captivating beaks and how Brian worked the plumage details around their piercing turquoise eyes. The larger center corvid is about 3 1/2" long and 5/8" wide, while the two smaller birds are coming in at 2 3/4" long and 1/2" wide. The trio of corvids are strung with lovely jet and rounded turquoise beads.
Marvelita Phillips' father was noted carver and jeweler Leonard Halate (d) who started carving in the 1940's. Her brother is Herbert Halate and her son is Brandon Phillips, both wonderful and well-known carvers as well.
Marvelita's double-strand Raven fetish necklace is a visual stunner. The deep richness of the jet and the vividness of the red coral are pleasing to the eye. This work of wearable art is a lovely example of an authentic and traditional Zuni fetish necklace. Beware as there are many fake fetish necklaces out there, so please see more information regarding fake fetish necklaces here.
Impeccably carved, each jet bird oozes a raven's sensibilities and has expressive eyes of inlaid turquoise. The corvid's average 1 1/4" in length and are strung on a double strand of scrumptious natural branch red coral beads. Overall necklace length is about 30".
Ravens are communicative in many ways, one of which is that they physically articulate their hackles, or throat feathers, in addition to their ear tufts. By expanding these feathers, they appear larger and are able to warn other birds to back off. Their body language is as effective as their deep, hollow croaks. Good animal medicine for us, in that our posture and overall comportment are as important as our voices.
Carved in a relaxed state, Derrick Kaamasee's comprehending raven is made from jet. Etched plumage is layered in a gorgeous way and turquoise eyes are set into this approximate 3" tall, 1 1/4" wide and 2 1/2" deep magical bird.
Travis Lasiloo's black marble Raven has a most an intelligent gleam in its eyes of turquoise. Some corvids have been trained to solve up to eight piece puzzles, using various sticks as tools to obtain desired food. These enchanted birds delight and capture our attention with their crafty and beautiful ways. The most intricate feather work, a gorgeous beak and criss-crossing tail feathers are additional wonderments of this approximate 6" long, 7/8" wide and 1 1/4" tall fetish masterpiece.