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We're always excited when Jovanna Poblano brings us new fetishes. She's a wonderful artist who is part of the greater Teddy Weahkee (d) family of carvers. Jovanna's grandfather was the iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d).
Happily perched on a base of watermelon serpentine with crushed turquoise, a Zuni bird with turquoise eyes is carved from mother-of-pearl that's inlaid with turquoise, red coral and lapis pieces. A sensational offering bundle consists of yummy black coral, abalone, shell, red coral, turquoise, quartz and lapis beads. Including base, this feathered friend measures about 4 1/4" long, 1 7/8" wide and 1 7/8" tall.
Peter Sohappy, New Mexican
Melvin Sandoval, San Felipe-Zuni
Long slender bills or beaks, and tube-like tongues assist Hummingbirds as they fuel up on nectar from all kinds of blooms. Because they're the only birds that can sustain long-term hovering, they need to sip nectar regularly to keep their energy up. They're vital pollinators too. Magical and determined, these little birds dress up the skies with their brightly colored and sparkling plumage. These tiny beings teach us to joyfully open our hearts to others, to receive love and to give it.
Melvin Sandoval's serpentine hummingbird brings joyful medicine. An incredible spiny oyster shell beak is spectacular. A flint or found stone point, along with turquoise and shell beads accompany this approximate 2 3/8" long, 1 1/2" wide and 1 1/2" tall feathered friend delight.
Mary Frances Coriz, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
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.
A content Frog seems to be at ease in its wet and fertile surroundings. Carved of serpentine with inlaid eyes of turquoise, Jolene Tsethlikai's approximate 2" long, 1/2" tall and 1 1/4" wide amphibian is a sign of water. Water is life. In Zuni Pueblo, frogs often appear on prayer bowls since many of the Zuni prayers and dances ask for water in the form of rain or snow. Cleansing is also a part of a frog’s medicine as well as emotional and physical healing.
Travis Nieto is from the greater Natewa, Dallas Quam (d) and Panteah extended family of Zuni fetish carvers. His father is Vern Nieto and his brother is Frank Nieto, both respected carvers.
Travis' young Lizard sets off to soak up the morning sun in Zuni land, carved from a serpentine that is like reptilian skin. Discerning eyes of inlaid turquoise and a long tail give this lizard a lot of personality. About 2 3/4" long, 1 1/8" wide and 1" tall.
Michael Coble's talkative parrot is perfectly balanced on its perch. Carved from a wonderful specimen of striped watermelon serpentine with incised detailing on the head, body, wings, tail, and feet. With a beautifully executed curved break and clever eyes of inlaid jet, this lovey bird measures about 4 5/8", 2" wide by 1 5/8" deep.
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.
Nelson Yatsattie's Lizard carved from fluorite is smooth, long and sly. This lighting fast reptile measures about 3 1/2" long, 1 1/2" wide by 1" tall, with smart eyes of inlaid turquoise. The carving had curvy minimalistic lines with incised feet. The long tail flips towards the back of the head and incredibly is carved forming an open loop at the back. Lizard medicine helps us remember our dreams and focus on our deepest visions, as a lizard basks in the heat of the sun, quiet yet alert.