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Herbert Ration, Dine (Navajo)
Keli'i Eli, Zuni-Hawaiian
Bobby & Corraine Shack
A Hummingbird graces Bobby and Corraine Shack's sterling silver unisex belt buckle. The fierce little bird glistens from inlaid abalone, mother-of-pearl, pen shell, turquoise, coral and gold lip shell. Sipping nectar from a mother-of-pearl, red coral, abalone and pen shell flower, keeps this feathered friend fueled up. Hummingbirds are truly a wonder. Despite their tiny size they willing to endure extreme challenges traveling long distances in their migrations and will fiercely defend their territory all while representing a light hearted joy in living. This charming belt buckle is signed by the artists and measures about 3" long by 2 1/2" high and will fit a belt 1 1/2" wide.
Tristan Noah Pajarito, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
April Unkestine is an accomplished Zuni artist, winning many awards for her high-quality and all handmade jewelry. Her latest offering is a dazzling approximate 2" wide and 2" tall slightly convex sterling silver pin/pendant.
Requiring great skill, she's taken custom cut pieces of pen shell and bright blue turquoise, setting them side by side in the difficult to do, stone-to-stone inlay technique, as seen within the dynamic geometric border of this pin/pendant. She's also utilized channel inlay where stones or shell are set with silver channels between them, as seen in the feathers surrounding the center Zuni Sunface. The Sunface element is inlaid stone-to-stone with red coral, pen shell, turquoise and gold lip mother-of-pearl.
The Zunis believe that the Sunface symbol is good luck, as 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.
Signed by the artist. The silver snake chain is not included but is available and sold separately here.
Fabian Homer comes from the greater Bica and Kalestewa family of Zuni artists. We're honored to offer his extraordinary Zuni Knifewing bolo tie. Knifewing is a sacred and mythological being who sweeps down from the sky and carries off beautiful Zuni maidens. He is an important guardian figure to the Zuni people.
Presented on a vibrant spiny oyster shell, Fabian carefully overlaid pieces of hand cut pen shell, mother-of-pearl, gold lip shell, pink mussel shell and turquoise to form Knifewing. He has inlaid facial features from jet. This magnificent shell station, which measures approximately 3 3/4" by 3 3/4" and 1" deep, is adjustable on the black leather bolo tie cord, which is about 42" long including the sterling silver tips.
Please click here to learn more about Knifewing in Toshio Sei's 2010 copyrighted book Knifewing & Rainbow Man in Zuni Jewelry. This wonderful book is not included with Fabian's bolo tie but can be purchased separately.
Maxx Laate is an extraordinary artist, teaching many in his family the art of fetish carving. We're inspired with the power conveyed from his turquoise Eagle head adjustable bolo tie. Beautifully incised feathers, a magnificent beak and an eye of jet are surrounded by a handmade bezel of sterling silver, with turquoise embellishments. This handsome station is about 1 1/2" wide and 3/4" deep. A hand-braided black leather bolo tie is finished off with sterling silver tips, and together measure approximately 46" long. Signed by the artist.
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.
Mary C. Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Reva Halate's father was Zuni Pueblo artist Leonard Halate (d). He started in jewelry making in the 1950's eventually taking up fetish carving around 1960. His work was well-known for a wonderful whimsical feel. Reva's siblings are carvers Herbert Halate, Marvelita Phillips and Pansy Natachu. Her nephews are artists Brandon Phillips, Peter and Steven Natachu, plus Justin Red Elk.
Reva's turquoise Rabbit (cottontail or bunny) two-sided fetish earrings are about 1 1/2" long and 1/2" wide, including hook fixtures. Their upright ears are sweetly long and gentle eyes have been drilled and darkened with jet paste.
Veronica Poblano's artistic Zuni lineage is a great one. 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 in the gifted hands of Veronica.
A full and bright heart sits at the center of this sterling silver ring, all handmade by Veronica. A light and airy band of silver undulates like an EKG and holds the heart in place. The size 7 ring bears Veronica's signature tag on the reverse. The band is about 3/8" wide, while the turquoise heart is approximately 3/4" wide by 3/4" wide tall.
Daisy Rose Leonard
Joel Pajarito, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Brandon Phillips' mother is Zuni artist Marvelita Phillips who's renowned for her fetish necklaces. Brandon's grandfather was noted carver and jeweler Leonard Halate (d) who started carving in the 1940's. Brandon's uncle is carver Herbert Halate.
Brandon's playful creativeness brought about this wonderful alabaster baby dinosaur with two turquoise tail spikes. It has a neat cross-hatched head and turquoise inlaid eyes. About 3 1/4" long, 1" wide and 1 1/8" tall.
Native American symbols of power, mobility and continuance of life adorn Joel Pajarito's spectacular tufa cast jewel box. Bison (or buffalo), Horse, sacred Corn, hand elements signifying unity, sprawling teepees, a magnificent head-dressed rider, in addition to important celestial stars, moon, sun and grand raincloud motifs are tufa cast from sterling silver. This amazing jewelry process involves cutting a tufa stone in half, smoothing out both surface sides, carving a sprue hole on top, then skillfully etching out designs, where molten sterling silver was poured in. Joel painstakingly and thoughtfully fortified every surface of this luxurious and museum-quality 2-piece lid with caddy. He also inlaid stunning sky-blue Kingman turquoise and brilliant red coral cabochons. This ultra-gorgeous box is approximately 3" long, 2 3/8" deep and 1 5/8" tall including cabochons, perfect for housing your most treasured keepsake. Signed by the artist.
A marvelous monarch Butterfly has willfully landed slightly askew, on Zuni Pueblo jeweler Jason Bobelu's astonishingly gorgeous handmade designer sterling silver cuff bracelet.
Twisted sterling silver antennae and wing borders anchor pen shell, colorful orange and red spiny oyster shells, sky blue turquoise, iridescent black lip shell and shimmering mother-of-pearl in the challenging stone-to-stone jewelry method where materials are set side by side. Alive with transformation and beauty, this glorious butterfly station measures about 2 1/2" by 2".
The approximate 1 3/4" wide sides of this extraordinary cuff bracelet are also set with these exciting materials, creating pleasing patterns that merry beautifully with the winged insect. Silver spiral elements are between the tiered pueblo or mountain shaped overlays.
A museum-quality collectible, Jason's stellar cuff bracelet has an entire inner circumference of about 7", including the opening of approximately 1 1/4". Signed by the artist.
This endearing fish has been fabulously carved out of a beautifully varied turquoise by Danette Laate. The fish's eyes are inlaid turquoise with jet centers and its body is intricately incised from mouth to tail. With a wonderfully fanned out tail this graceful swimmer measures about 2 1/4" long, 1/2" wide by 7/8" tall.
Franklin Carrillo, Laguna
Unparalleled in breathtaking beauty and of the finest craftsmanship is what renowned Zuni Pueblo jeweler Smokey Gchachu's all handmade sterling silver, precious Sleeping Beauty turquoise and red coral reversible necklace and earrings set is all about.
Contemporary in design and honoring the Zuni petit point jewelry tradition, each hand-cut turquoise and red coral piece had a custom-made sterling silver bezel to house them. This intricate procedure was applied to either side of each station, in order to make the reversible nature of this set possible. A drop-dead gorgeous hand-woven chain is also unrivaled in this approximate 20" long necklace. The gorgeous hook earrings, which are about 2" long, were also created with the utmost attention to detail as the necklace. They are also reversible thanks to Smokey's designer turn-hinge feature. This world-class necklace and earrings set is beyond compare. Signed by the artist.
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.
Where there is a Dragonfly, there is water. Ask Zunis about a dragonfly (Shumak'olo:wa in the Zuni language) and they will tell you that a dragonfly is the messenger who carries prayers to Spirit World. The double-winged form of a dragonfly is sometimes referred to as the “Pueblo Cross.”
Bursting forth with colors like turquoise-blue, navy blue, yellow, lavender, varying shades of green and golden orange-brown, this one-of-a-kind dragonfly surfite necklace and earrings set is by Brian Yatsattie. He is a prolific, collectible and brilliant Zuni artist. Surfite is a jazzy, recycled material by way of retired surf boards. Each insect is masterfully carved, while the individual surfite beads are uniquely barrel-shaped. The center and larger dragonfly is about 2 1/2" long and 2" wide, while the smaller dragonflies measure approximately 2 1/4" long and 1 3/4" wide. They're strung with surfite and turquoise beads on a 27" long necklace. The dragonfly earrings hang at about 2 1/2" long and 1 1/2" wide.
Bringing good dragonfly medicine, Brian's refreshing necklace and earrings set will be a favorite in any jewelry collection, easy to wear everyday.
Premium #8 Mine Turquoise from Nevada has been wonderfully carved to depict a tiger's eyed Beaver with adorable mother-of-pearl incisors. We're honored to share Keli'i Eli's thoughts regarding his fabulous 3" long, 1" wide and 2 1/2" tall piece:
"Beavers (Biha) live life purposefully and always inquisitive spirit. We can learn a great deal from them as they are excellent in building their underwater lodges, repairing dams, or taking care of their young. They are gentle beings who show us that working hard needs no recognition, just the fact that certain tasks have to be done, they have that aptitude to do the job right the first time - adequately and sparingly. Conservative in their habitat, Beavers are also aquatic. Beavers keep their young close to home for the first few years developing a closeness like no other, family is where the heart is..! Biha (Beaver) is ready for a new home... I tried capturing beaver as if he’s floating on a log down stream as water (turquoise) beads off both beaver and log."
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.
Wayne Johnson, Sr.