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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.
Me-Wee Rosetta, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
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".
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.
Mary C. Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
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.
Laurenda Bobelu is from the greater Leekya Deyuse (d) family of artists, while her husband Edison Bobelu Sr., is from the Saul Yuselew (d) family. This talented couple's sons are carvers Bryson Bobelu and Edison Bobelu Jr.
Along with her husband Edison, Laurenda's hand-fabricated these zestful sterling silver, turquoise, gold lip shell, jet, mother-of-pearl and red coral dangle earrings in the channel inlay jewelry technique. Not only are they vibrantly colorful, but the workmanship and quality is outstanding. The stones and shell are all wonderfully silky and feel so good to touch, thanks to the artist's design eye and careful attention to detail. About 1 1/2" long and 7/8" wide, signed by the artists.
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.
Rochelle Quam Najera
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.
Lambert Eustace, Cochiti-Zuni
Bobby & Corraine Shack
Mary C. Lovato's jewelry creations are highly collectible! She has been making jewelry since the 1950's. These mosaic earrings are classic examples of her signature works. A mosaic of black jet and white clam shell are overlaid onto a melon shell backing. Sterling silver bands create graphic hour-glass borders between black and white, while two jet beads punctuate the white center. Mary has cleverly included one tile of high quality blue lapis on each earring like a secret treasure for you to find. Mary says of her jewelry, "Whoever it may go to, may they have strength, may they have a happy life". Signed by the artist, hanging 2 1/4" including handmade sterling silver hooks, and weighing 8 grams, these striking beauties are easy to wear.
A hand fabricated sterling silver cuff masterfully inlaid with jet and turquoise. Each stone is hand cut to sit next to its neighbor tight, snug, and smooth to the touch. Amazing craftsmanship by artist Daivd Tzuni. The cuff has an inner circumference of 6 1/2" including a 1 1/4" opening and is about 3/4" at the widest point. Signed by the artist.
Eric Othole, Cochiti-Zuni
Bernadette Eustace, Cochiti-Zuni
April Unkestine's all hand-fabricated sterling silver, Sleeping Beauty turquoise, jet, red coral, and gold lip shell inlaid Sunface pin/pendant combo is bold and utterly gorgeous! The Sunface design represents the elements in balance. This piece measures about 2 5/8" in diameter with a loop bail plus a pin fixture on the reverse. Signed by the artist.
Dynamic in color and artistic arrangement, Dora Massie's all hand-fabricated sterling silver, jet, turquoise, orange spiny oyster shell and mother-of-pearl inlaid Zuni Sunface necklace and earrings set is breathtaking. The Zuni Sunface symbol represents the elements in balance.
The necklace's overall length is about 27", while the center Sunface station is about 4" long by 2 1/2" wide. The side stations come in at approximately 1 3/4" wide and 3" long. The matching post earrings are about 3 3/4" long and 1 1/4" wide. Signed by the artist.