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A delicate turquoise bird perches on a graceful pink coral branch in this peaceful scene by Veronica Poblano. The tiny bird has dark eyes of inlaid jet complimenting the spider veined inclusions of the turquoise stone. New leaves of turquoise emerge from the coral branch. The entire piece measures about 2 1/4" long, 3/4" wide by 3/4" tall.
Veronica Poblano is from the greater Teddy Weahkee family of carvers. Her father was noted and iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano, nephew of Teddy Weahkee.
Wayne Johnson, Sr.
Bernadette Eustace, Cochiti-Zuni
Mary C. Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Mary Frances Coriz, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Wayne Johnson, Jr.
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".
Murray & Fay Hannaweeka
Around the age of eleven or twelve, Herbert Halate learned the art of fetish carving by watching his father Leonard Halate (d), an earlier and noted carver from Zuni. Herbert's sisters Reva, Vella, Marvelita and Pansy are also artists.
Herbert's outstanding Raven fetish necklace and earrings set is beautifully bold. Each jet bird has enchanted eyes of inlaid turquoise, exuding a lot of personality. Herbert lightly texturized each feathered friend. The center wide-winged raven is about 2 1/4" long and 1 1/2" wide, while the other bird's average 1 1/2" long. The matching hook earrings are about 2 1/2" long and 1 1/4" wide. The overall length of this single strand fetish necklace is about 26". All the red coral beads are brilliant and well-suited for this collectible necklace and earrings set.
Veronica Poblano's artistic family lineage is a colorful one. Her father was Leo Poblano (d), nephew to Teddy Weahkee (d). Leo, who passed away in 1959 while firefighting, was a famous fetish carver and maker of fine inlaid jewelry. His jewelry was noted for early inlay work done at Zuni.
Veronica continues to inspire us with her carvings and jewelry creations. Her all hand-fabricated sterling silver feather earrings with stone to stone inlaid coral, jet and turquoise are elegant and showcase all her natural talents. These gorgeous earrings for pierced ears are about 2 1/2" long and 5/8" wide. Signed by the artist.
Bobby & Corraine Shack
Bobby and Corraine Shack's phenomenal sterling silver, turquoise, red coral, pen shell, gold lip shell and mother-of-pearl necklace and earrings set is all hand-fabricated, showing off several gorgeous inlaid Phoenix birds and wings. The inlaid pen shell dots on the top area of the wings indicate it's a Phoenix bird, according to the Shack's.
We love these stylized, mythical birds. This striking necklace with handmade chain is about 18" long, comfortably resting on the collar bone area of one's chest. The center Phoenix bird station is about 2 1/2" long and 2 3/8" wide. The fabulous winged earrings hang at about 2" long including hook fixtures, and are 3/4" wide. Signed by the artists.
Eric Othole, Cochiti-Zuni
Continuing the ancient jewelry tradition of her Kewa ancestors, Mary Francis Coriz's all handmade mosaic pendant is a glorious one. She learned the art from her mother, master jeweler Mary C. Lovato.
Select pieces of specially cut red coral, turquoise, serpentine, shell and mother-of-pearl are arranged in an eye-pleasing mosaic, all skillfully set a top a bed of shell. Sterling silver is seen within the mosaic design, as well as the entire border of this high-quality pendant. Including the sterling silver bale fixture, this awesome piece is about 3" long and 2 3/8" wide. Signed by the artist. The silver hammered collar is available and sold separately here.
The most traditional Zuni style of jewelry is called petit point, which can be identified by tiny stones, or in this case red coral pieces, each supported in its own bezel, or metal "sleeve." It is an extremely time-consuming work and is very delicate in appearance.
Cheryl Johnson honors the petit point jewelry technique in these elaborately gorgeous 3 1/2" long and 1" wide precious red coral petit point earrings, for pierced ears. They are ultra fashionable, have an alluring movement and are attractive to the eye. Signed by the artist.
Veronica Poblano's artistic Zuni lineage is important. Her father, iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d) was the nephew of Teddy Weahkee (d). Their enormous contribution to Zuni fetish carving and jewelry continues with Veronica and her daughter Jovanna Poblano.
Permanently perched on a gorgeously carved black lip shell leaf, with crushed turquoise and a few bits of red coral, is this amazing feathered friend of stichtite. Veronica inlaid its lovely wings with turquoise and lapis. Friendly turquoise eyes take in the view, while a flat crest of feathers on its head is overlaid pen shell. About 2 1/4" long, 1" wide and 1 1/8" tall.
This significant sterling silver cobble style inlay cuff bracelet is a masterpiece by Lloyd Tsalabutie, father of the late great carver Jeffery Tsalabutie (d). Carving only occasionally, Lloyd is more well-known as a jeweler. He is one of a few Zuni jewelers doing this gorgeous style of meticulous stone work.
Using all natural stones, Lloyd has formed six Zuni Sunface designs, inlaid stone to stone in various combinations of either turquoise, red coral, sugilite, opal, lapis and jet. The Zuni Sunface symbol represents the elements in balance.
This cuff bracelet is about is 3/4" wide. The entire inner circumference is about 5 1/2" including opening of 1 1/8". Lloyd's signature is to incise a depiction of sacred 'Dowa Yalanne' or Corn Mountain located in Zuni, on the underside of his works, as seen on this magnificent work.
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.
"The Honored One" is a magnificent tribute and remembrance from daughter Veronica Poblano to her wonderful father, iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d). He was the nephew of Teddy Weahkee (d). Their enormous contribution to Zuni fetish carving continues in the gifted hands of Veronica.
Masterfully carved from rare and old Morenci turquoise on a crushed red coral and amazing Kingman turquoise base, Veronica's beloved father Leo stands strong in his traditional clothing or blanket, that's inlaid with fabulous sections of red coral, pen shell and white shell. Other accents include red coral and turquoise cabochons that are inlaid with sterling silver, acting as his jewelry. His friendly eyes are of inlaid pen shell and shell, while his finely incised hair is secured with beautiful sections of natural branch red coral, serving as a head bandana. His moccasins are of rich pipestone and white shell.
On the back of his blanket, Veronica's inlaid a lovely limpet shell from Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off British Columbia’s west coast, in Canada. A turquoise stone rests within this treasured shell.
Including the base, this important and small sculptural figurine is about 4 1/4" tall, 2" wide and 2 5/8" deep. Veronica's sterling silver signature label is permanently attached to this outstanding museum-quality piece. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Two bushytails (Wolf, Coyote or Fox) and a vulture, or perhaps an Eagle, convene in this exceptional natural branch red coral carving by Maxx Laate. Each animal patrols through eyes of either turquoise or jet. Maxx thoughtfully allowed the coral's organic growth patterns serve as minute fur and feather detail, simply gorgeous. About 1" tall, 1" wide and 1/2" 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.
Franklin Carrillo, Laguna
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 Hummingbird alights Bobby and Corraine Shack's sterling silver, glistening abalone, mother-of-pearl, pen shell, turquoise, coral and gold lip shell inlaid unisex bolo tie. Sipping nectar from a mother-of-pearl, red coral, abalone and pen shell flower, this feathered friend fuels up.
An adjustable 44" long black leather braided bolo with sterling silver tips hosts this winged delight. The tips themselves are about 2 1/4" long. The hummingbird and flower station is approximately 3" long and 3 1/2" wide. Signed by the artists.