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Amy Wesley continues the tradition of this wonderful flowing double Hummingbird design, originally used by Amy and Dickie Quandelacy. Her sterling silver post earrings are inlaid with high-quality and gorgeous lapis, using the channel inlay technique. About 2" long and 3/4" wide, signed by the artist.
Sandra Quandelacy's reversible Corn Maiden and Grandmother is presented in lapis lazuli, on a base of crushed turquoise and abalone. This two-sided carving is full of feminine energy and strength. The corn maiden's face is of overlaid abalone with incised facial features that have been darkened with jet paste. Individual etched Corn kernels are inlaid with colorful stones. Grandmother's soothing face is of overlaid turquoise and she wears a red coral cabochon. Incised Dragonflies and star elements are seen on their shawls. About 2 3/4" tall, 1 1/2" wide and 1/2" deep at base.
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.
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.
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.
Franklin Carrillo, Laguna
A glamorous sterling silver ring by Amy Wesley features a design called the "Double Hummingbird". In this ring Amy has used beautifully rich and vibrant lapis stones to form the abstract swirling design originated by Dickie and Ellen Quandelacy. This ring is sized 6 3/4, while the double hummingbird oval station is about 1" long and 3/4" wide. It's signed by the artist and it's all hand-fabricated.
Lapis lazuli has been a treasured semi-precious opaque gemstone throughout mankind's history. The ancient cultures of Egypt, China, Rome and Greece, among others, have used this colorful material in all sorts of ways. Archeologists have found objects such as furniture, jewelry and makeup that incorporate lapis. Artists of old have also used it in a ground down form, as vibrant paint.
Larry Loretto's all handmade sterling silver and lapis lazuli inlaid cuff bracelet is glorious. The glistening golden pyrite flecks remind us of a starry night's sky in Zuni land. The quality of this cuff bracelet is wonderful. Bracelet's entire inner circumference is about 7" including the opening of about 1 1/2". It has a width of approximately 3/8". Signed by the artist.