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Bobby & Corraine Shack
Cordell Pajarito, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
A Hummingbird graces Bobby and Corraine Shack's sterling silver unisex belt buckle. The fierce little bird glistens from inlaid abalone, mother-of-pearl, pen shell, turquoise, coral and gold lip shell. Sipping nectar from a mother-of-pearl, red coral, abalone and pen shell flower, keeps this feathered friend fueled up. Hummingbirds are truly a wonder. Despite their tiny size they willing to endure extreme challenges traveling long distances in their migrations and will fiercely defend their territory all while representing a light hearted joy in living. This charming belt buckle is signed by the artists and measures about 3" long by 2 1/2" high and will fit a belt 1 1/2" wide.
Leander & Lisa Othole
Allison Melton, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Darrell Shebola's fabulous, all hand-fabricated sterling silver, turquoise, red coral, pen shell, mother of pearl shell, pink mussel shell, and abalone inlaid Hummingbird, captures the delicate and vibrant bird mid-flight as it drinks the nectar of a shell and coral flower. The jewel of the sky pin/pendant is inspired a design his Grandmother Ella created. The tiny bird has delicate incising detail to accentuate a feathered texture as well as lively eyes of inlaid turquoise. The versatile pin/pendant combo measures about 1 3/4" long by 1 3/4" wide and is signed by the artist.
Please click here to learn more about traditional inlay jewelry in Toshio Sei's 2013 copyrighted book "Figural Designs in Zuni Jewelry". This wonderful publication is not included with Darrell's pin/pendant but can be purchased separately.
Wayne Johnson, Sr.
Ray Tsalate's artistic brilliance and never-ending ingenuity is expressed in a truly remarkable single strand fetish necklace called "Mother Earth". He shared these meaningful words with us: "My inspiration comes from my Zuni culture. We are brought up to understand the Earth is our All-Mother. The Ultimate Feminine Divinity and Energy that flows through every single one of us; Flora & Fauna and the spaces in-between, like the blood in our veins. We are her Essence and Beauty manifested physically...I understood this piece to be a sort of homage to Mother Earth and her children."
Inspiration also came to Ray from an "eye-opening" trip to Chaco Canyon, an ancient ancestral puebloan site in northwestern New Mexico, as well as his Zuni Pueblo upbringing where he was taken to sacred sites and taught their significance. Both locations are home to early rock art or petroglyphs. At Chaco Canyon, he was in awe of the intricate rock art, incredible architecture, the culture and connection that exists there. In Zuni, the rock art he saw as a youngster was "connected to Mother Earth", "Human Figures or Caretakers", and a "variety of animals".
Back home in his studio was a rich stash of treasured beads made recently and years prior. After intricately carving, beautifully inlaying, polishing and carefully stranding a gorgeous assortment of high-quality materials such as sky-blue turquoise, glistening mother-of-pearl, pen shell, rare sugilite, gold lip shell, watery abalone, antler, serpentine, colorful lapis lazuli, spiny oyster shell, golden amber, garnet, fresh water pearl, red and pink corals, plus variscite, resulted in this never seen before, approximate 38" long museum-quality necklace. At its center is a cherished turquoise Mother, measuring about 1 1/2" long, 7/8" wide and 3/8" deep. Accompanying her are delightful animals such as birds, perhaps Eagles and Hawks, bushytails like Coyote, Wolf and Fox, Mountain-lions (cougar, puma or panther), maybe a Bison (or buffalo), Moles, Bears, Owls, Frogs, Turtles and Badgers. Heavenly stars, sweetly blooming flowers and even a darling mushroom are seen.
The exquisite lapis lazuli beads are faceted and twinkle with happiness along with the other mouth-watering ones. All the cheerful animal's eyes are inlaid from either coral, turquoise, pen shell, lapis lazuli, malachite and mother-of-pearl. A sterling silver toggle closure is lovely. Extra shipping charges may apply. This outstanding necklace will be featured in a special advertisement for Keshi in El Palacio magazine, Summer edition 2022.
Mary C. Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Joel Pajarito, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
A completely stunning tufa cast sterling silver cuff bracelet combines color and pattern to become a delight for the eyes. The cuff features Kingman turquoise, abalone shell, jet, mother of pear shell and coral, a traditional color combination making it easy to pair with other pieces. The solid cuff is expertly crafted by Kewa Pueblo artist Joel Pajarito using a variety of techniques, including tufa casting plus mosaic stone to stone and channel inlay. The inner part of the cuff spotlights Joel's signatory relief designs, reserved for the personal enjoyment of the wearer. The cuff has a total inner circumference of 6 1/2", including an opening of 1". The width, at 1" wide, is large enough for a statement piece without being overwhelming for daily wear. This completely one of a kind and collectable cuff bracelet is signed by the artist. Click here for help in determining wrist measurements and best fit.
A reversible sterling silver link bracelet, by Kewa Pueblo artist Cordell Pajarito, measuring about 7 3/4" long. Each link, about 1" long, is hand made with stamped raincloud or equal sided cross/star designs. The tufa cast center station measures about 5/8" by 7/8" and features a gorgeous single coral stone, while the reverse shows a corn stalk design. An elegant and versatile piece for special occasions or everyday wear.
Dragonflies light up the air and skies with their captivating movements and iridescent beauty. One of the fastest insects on planet earth, these expert fliers can go higher than any bug. It's no wonder as the Zunis regard dragonfly as the messenger who carries prayers to Spirit World.
Award-winning jeweler Charlotte Poblano-Peina's all handmade reticulated sterling silver and 14K gold pendant is called "Elusive Dragonfly". Carved chrysoprase wings, an etched green sea glass abdomen and a red coral cercus marry stunningly, while 14K gold tipped antennae surround a turquoise head etched with jet eyes. Charlotte fabricated the setting with an elongated opening to help illuminate the scrumptious green sea glass area from underneath. Including bale fixture, this alluring pendant is approximately 3 1/4" long and 2" wide. Signed by the artist. The lovely silver hammered collar is not included but is available and sold separately here.
Wayne Johnson, Jr.
Native American symbols of power, mobility and continuance of life adorn Joel Pajarito's spectacular tufa cast jewel box. Bison (or buffalo), Horse, sacred Corn, hand elements signifying unity, sprawling teepees, a magnificent head-dressed rider, in addition to important celestial stars, moon, sun and grand raincloud motifs are tufa cast from sterling silver. This amazing jewelry process involves cutting a tufa stone in half, smoothing out both surface sides, carving a sprue hole on top, then skillfully etching out designs, where molten sterling silver was poured in. Joel painstakingly and thoughtfully fortified every surface of this luxurious and museum-quality 2-piece lid with caddy. He also inlaid stunning sky-blue Kingman turquoise and brilliant red coral cabochons. This ultra-gorgeous box is approximately 3" long, 2 3/8" deep and 1 5/8" tall including cabochons, perfect for housing your most treasured keepsake. Signed by the artist.
Clive Hustito's commanding Six Directional Mountain-lion is carved from a varied and stunning onyx. An extraordinary and larger-sized energizing work that represents the Six-Directions recognized by the Zuni Pueblo people. This feline's offering bundle is secured with a gorgeous red obsidian point with the remaining directional animals. We see a marble Wolf, a jet Mole, a Picasso marble Eagle, a turquoise Bear and a coral Badger. The animal's expressive eyes are from either inlaid turquoise or pen shell. Clive presented this whiskered feline with its long tail up and to one side, in old-style presentation. All together, Clive's meaningful carving measures about 9" long, 2" wide and 5" tall. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Mary Frances Coriz, Kewa (Santo Domingo)