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Sheldon & Nancy Westika
is backordered. We will ship it separately when it becomes available.
Sheldon and Nancy Westika come from the greater Johnny Quam (d) and Quandelacy family of renowned Zuni Pueblo artists. Nancy's mother was noted jeweler Anne Gasper Quam (d) who learned jewelry making from her father Johnny Quam (d). Anne's sister was Ellen Quandelacy (d).
It's always a privilege to offer fetish necklaces by the Westika's. Each individualized feathered friend has drilled and darkened with jet paste eyes. They average in size from approximately 5/8" long to 1 1/8" long, carved from cheerful materials such as spiny oyster shell, turquoise, gold lip mother-of-pearl shell, Picasso marble, marble, serpentine, black lip shell and perhaps sodalite. They're securely strung in an appealing cascading manner along with high quality baby olive heishe shell beads. The overall length of this outstanding and collectible triple strand fetish necklace is about 26". The Westika's sterling silver signature label is attached. Please click here to learn about how to identify fake fetish necklaces.
Melvin Sandoval, San Felipe-Zuni
Gilbert Bowannie's charming Bear (or perhaps a panda) has an adorable expression on its turquoise-eyed and jet-nosed face. It's been smoothly sculpted from zebra stone marble and measures about 2 1/2" long, 1" wide and 1 1/2" tall. An etched mouth and little clawed paws are so cute.
Nick Rosetta, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Keli'i Eli, Zuni-Hawaiian
"Daughter & Mother Prayer" is an approximate 7" tall, 5" wide and 4 1/4" deep, including lovely black granite base, reversible sculpture by Keli'i Eli. Sgraffito markings highlight a Zuni daughter and mother, with their traditional hairstyles shown in three-dimensions within the calcite. The other side resembles a landscape with falling rain.
We'd like to share Keli'i's own beautiful words regarding this incredible work:
"A love between mother and daughter is like no other. Closeness shared from beginning in mother’s womb transcends into continued growth from newborn to adulthood - passing down sacred knowledge, beliefs, culture, language, tradition… One of the morning rituals shared is to wake with the Sun (Yadokkya Datchu - Sun Father). Morning prayer is how each day starts giving thanks for the gift of life. We ask for blessings in the form of good health for self as well as for family and friends far and near. We asked the Creator for blessings of good crop growth, successful hunting, and that everything within Mother Earth, the stars, the Milky Way, the planets, the galaxies all work in unison of one another to sustain life and to keep everything in a state of equilibrium. Morning prayer to Sun Father is carved from translucent Honeycomb Calcite and is mounted to a polished black granite base."
Signed by the artist. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Andres Lementino's liberated stallion (Horse) has been gorgeously carved from a white marble with lovely and subtle grey variations. Excited eyes are from turquoise. A stone-to-stone inlaid Zuni Sunface is set with turquoise, jet, mother-of-pearl and coral, a symbol of good luck. It represents balance in life: traditionally, turquoise (blue) stands for Father Sky, coral (red) stands for Mother Earth, and mother-of-pearl shell (white) and jet (black) represent all the elements in balance. Artists use their creative license and often choose different colored stones or shells in their pieces. The Sunface is used as an offering or blessing from the artist in thanks for the medicine or spirit that it brings to us.
Including the well polished black marble base, this approximate 6 1/2" tall, 3 1/2" deep and 1 5/8" wide work will command any room. Signed by the artist. Extra shipping charges may apply.
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.
Survival skills of a scorpion are phenomenal. Traveling back in time through the fossil record, we've evidence of these amazing arthropods thriving. Today scorpions are found in all environments. They can live a full year without food, give birth to live young and can endure underwater for around 48 hours. No matter what comes their way, they tough it out, good animal medicine for us.
Travis Lasiloo's magnificent turquoise-eyed scorpion has been carved extremely-well from black marble with light texturing. Complete with eight legs, two pedipalps and a tail with a venom-injecting barb, this realistic arthropod measures about 4" long, 2 1/4" wide and 3/4" tall. Scorpions are beneficial to our earth as they help feed on a variety of potential pest organisms.
Travis Lasiloo is a master artist who in his early days of carving was guided by Lance Cheama.