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Elfina Lowsayatee carved this spectacular Eagle from antler with intricate feather detail. The individual feather vanes are incised in such a fine way. The raptor's piercing eyes are from inlaid turquoise. Measurements are approximately 2" tall, 3/4" wide and 1 1/4" long. In the wild, eagles have amazing vision that allows them to see very far. In applying their example or animal medicine, they teach us to try and see the whole picture of a matter.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this eagle fetish will go to the Zuni Eagle Sanctuary. Please see "resources" page for more information on the sanctuary.
Robert Michael Weahkee
Zuni Pueblo Maidens embody feminine strength, power of creation, nurturing and wisdom. Troy Sice's museum quality artwork demonstrates his consummate carving and inlaying skills. He is an award-winning third-generation artist, the grandson of George H. CheeChee (d), nephew of Ramie and Miguel Haloo (d) and half-brother of Colvin Peina (d). He reaches back to a prehistoric Zuni Pueblo tradition in the use of antler and different stone mediums for creating animal and human forms.
A Zuni Maiden Grandmother is identified by old-style whorls of hair and is wearing a shawl, signifying she has not had a baby but has mothered many. A gorgeous gold lip shell carved feather is secured with sterling silver to intricately etched hair. Confident eyes are from inlaid pen shell and a red coral mouth speaks of time-honored ways. The smoothly burnished antler reveals soft folds of a shawl or blanket that is etched with many a Dragonfly filled with lapis, jet, serpentine and pipestone paste. It's bordered with segments of lovely coral, turquoise, lapis, serpentine, pen shell, variscite, spiny oyster shell and gold lip shell. We love the ruffled sleeves of her blouse. Mocassins or boots are inlaid with lapis accents. Dimensions of this collectible treasure are about 4 1/2" tall, 1 5/8" wide and 1 1/4" deep.
Derrick Kaamasee's uncle is renowned carver Maxx Laate. Derrick started carving in the late 1980's and comes from the greater Laate family of noted Zuni fetish artists. His glorious antler Eagle (or Hawk) has just touched down adjusting its beautifully carved overlapping plumage. Powerful talons effortlessly grip a branch, while a fierce beak and turquoise inlaid eyes keep strict watch. Measurements of this perched raptor are approximately 2" tall, 1 3/8" wide and 1 1/8" deep.
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.
Gabriel Sice's bright Bear starts its day with one positive thought. A happy disposition comes from pen shell eyes and an inlaid smile from jet. A burnished tail, nose and ears are sweet features of this magnificent antler friend. Clawed paws are meticulously inlaid with jet and a gorgeous spiny oyster shell and turquoise necklace is given to this approximately 6" tall, 2 5/8" wide and 1 1/4" deep strong bear. Upright or standing bears are considered healing and powerful in Zuni ways.
Gabriel descends from the greater George Cheechee Haloo (d) family of Zuni artists including carver Miguel Haloo (d). Brother Troy Sice is also a noted artist from this lineage.
In Zuni Pueblo tradition the Sunface symbol is beneficial as it represents a balance in life: traditionally, turquoise stands for Father Sky, coral stands for Mother Earth, while mother-of-pearl shell and jet represent all the elements in balance. Carvers like Troy Sice use their creative artistic license by utilizing other materials to represent this sacred design.
A burnished antler crown is precisely inlaid with bright red coral, refreshing gaspeite or perhaps variscite, pen shell, gold lip shell and lapis to form the Sunface design. A tiny carved gold lip shell feather is secured with sterling silver to the Sunface. Red coral and turquoise inlays designate a fabulous triple strand necklace.
A robe or blanket is masterfully embellished with many beautiful stones, shells and corals. Troy used sky blue turquoise, lovely pink and red coral, vibrant lapis lazuli, gaspeite, orange spiny oyster shell, serpentine, pen shell and crushed lapis to decorate it. We love how he worked the antler to bring soft folds to the blanket that's wrapped around sweetly rendered hands. Crushed pipestone is meticulously inlaid to the belt or sash that has lapis accents as well. Burnished boots or mocassins are inlaid with turquoise.
A museum quality masterpiece that measures approximately 3 1/2" tall, 1 5/8" wide and 1 1/2" deep.
Zuni Pueblo tradition teaches there are Six Directions in life, assigning a color and animal to each one. Long ago the Father of Medicine Societies, Po-shai-an-kia, established predatory animals as guardians of the Six Directions, each associated with a different color. Regarded as healing and protective, the animals are: Yellow Mountain Lion of the North, Blue Bear of the West, Red Badger of the South, White Wolf of the East, many colored Eagle of the Zenith (the heavens) and Black Mole of the Nadir (beneath the ground).
All the exquisitely carved antler animals by Robert Michael Weahkee have eyes from inlaid turquoise with the exception of the mole whose eyes are etched. The offering bundles are colorful and correspond to the Six Directional colors. The mountain lion and wolf have gold lip shell points, while badger has a red spiny oyster shell point. Eagle is on an abalone point with many colorful beads. Mole has a black lip shell point. Bear has a nice hefty blue turquoise point. Bear measures about 7" long and 2" wide. Eagle is approximately 2 1/2" long, 1 1/2" wide and 2 3/8" tall. Badger comes in at roughly 1 1/4" tall. Don't miss this collectible six piece set, it's outstanding.
Zuni Fetishes book by Hal Zina Bennett makes a wonderful companion to any Six Direction Set. It can be purchased separately here.
A joyful Bear looks to the brighter side in this carving by Claudia Peina. An adorable cub trying to gain attention as the bear wears a happy expression, perhaps anticipating a cuddle from the little one. Claudia follows in the family tradition of carving standing bears originated by her uncle Miguel Haloo (d). The antler bear has expressive eyes of pen shell as well as inlaid accents of jet, turquoise and coral. Burnished areas like a tail and nose are excellent touches, adding depth and character. Together the bears measures about 3 3/8" tall, 1 1/2" wide by 1 1/4" deep.