The offerings shared below are just a small selection of what is available in our physical gallery shop. Contact Us.
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Camilio Martinez descends from the greater Laate family of Zuni artists. His father is Charles Martinez Sr., and his brother is Charles Martinez Jr., both wonderful carvers.
Wasps are important in keeping garden and crop pests under control, as they capture and consume many harmful insects. We're loving Camilio's marble wasp with mother-of-pearl wings, that are incised and darkened with jet paste. This beneficial insect also has segmented antennae and a little stinger of mother-of-pearl. A Picasso marble toadstool is the perfect and permanent resting spot for this winged creature. Approximately 2 1/2" tall, 2" wide and 2 1/4" deep.
Peter Sohappy, New Mexican
Sheldon & Nancy Westika
Robert Michael Weahkee
Melvin Sandoval, San Felipe-Zuni
solitary Badger is carved from luscious smooth piece of butterscotch dolomite. This persistent earthy animal's low-slung frame is about 3 3/8" long,1 3/4" wide, and 1" tall.
Kenric Laiwakete's father is carver Bernard Laiwakete, one of several brothers who are fetish carvers from greater Mahooty, Lasiloo and Laiwakete family of artists.
Kenric's latest offering is this contentedly floating otter of fluorite, looking skywards through eyes of inlaid turquoise. This joyful water creature has incised whiskers. About 3" long, 1 1/4" wide and 1 1/4" tall.
Sheldon and Nancy Westika's unforgettable triple strand fetish necklace hosts Bear, bird and bushytail (Coyote, Fox or Wolf) friends, all hand-carved of delicious materials like Picasso marble, turquoise, shell, serpentine, gold lip shell, both red and orange spiny oyster shell, sodalite, leopard marble, antler, magnesite and black lip shell. They all have drilled eyes that are darkened with jet paste, and are strung with fine heishe shell beads. Overall necklace length is about 26" long, while animal's average in length from about 1/2" to 1 3/8".
Don't miss this collectible fetish necklace from Sheldon and Nancy, both wonderful artists from the greater Johnny Quam family. Their sterling silver signature label is attached to the necklace.
Rudell & Nancy Laconsello
Ray Tsalate has presented Keshi with a masterwork: a Rain Priest Frog carved from a slice of Elk crown antler obtained during a yearly Shalako celebration.
Holding a copper staff and wearing a blanket inlaid with a lovely, incised parrot of crushed pipestone, lapis and jet paste, this amphibian observes its world through eyes of inlaid lion's paw shell. The inlaid parrot has an eye of gold lip shell and pen shell. Many pieces of turquoise, red coral, malachite, lapis, pipestone, sugilite, pen shell and jet accent this frog's face.
With burnt out details and inlaid turquoise accents on the moccasins of this collectible Frog, he stands 3 1/2" tall, 4 1/2" wide and 3" deep.
An extraordinary Corn Maiden carved from sodalite by Zuni Pueblo artist Todd Westika. He inlaid brilliant eyes and a mouth of sterling silver, plus he added finely etched areas of corn kernels, Dragonflies, and corn stalks. With delicately incised hair and an inlaid turquoise necklace, it is about 4" tall, 2" wide and 1" deep, a nice size.
Eddington Hannaweeke's charming Bear is carved of one rich specimen of Picasso marble. This red coral-eyed playful creature stands at about 1 1/2" tall, 7/8" wide and 7/8" deep. It wears a jersey incised with '66' so perhaps this is a sporty bear or a guitar-playing bear, we love it.
Mary C. Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
From the master herself, Mary C. Lovato, we offer this wearable work of art. A mosaic of crushed turquoise from different mines in different hues of blues and greens with matrix colors that range from black to white, even ocher yellow. In this universe of turquoise Mary outlined a coral spiral and a star, and a coral and jet half-moon in sterling silver. Framed with sterling silver and overlaid on gold lip shell the pendant is about 2 5/8" long and 2" at the top. On the back Mary attached a sterling silver bale through which runs a luscious string of turquoise beads. These beads are about 21" long finished with sterling silver melon shaped beads and a large hook and eye closure. One red coral bead accents the strand. Signed by the artist.
Esteban Najera's adorable and super smart monkey is carved of fossilized ivory, about 2 1/8" tall, 7/8" wide and 3/4" deep. It has tiny eyes of inlaid jet and reaches for a cluster of bananas. Monkey's are social and intelligent animals. Did you know that monkeys have their own individual and unique fingerprints like humans do?
Esteban comes from the greater Laate family of artists. His brother is carver Ruben Najera.
Clive Hustito's Wolf is carved of a gorgeous speckled marble, with lovely variations. This canine with turquoise inlaid eyes, has minimally incised fur and comes in at about 4" long, 1 1/4" wide and 2 3/4" tall. A matrix-rich turquoise point, along with red coral and turquoise, composes the offering bundle, given in thanks for a wolf's (Yuna:wikko’o) medicine of deciphering information and finding new pathways for the benefit of the clan. Clive incised his initials on the side of this bushytail.
Jovanna Poblano's exquisite Butterfly bracelet is all handmade. Its wings showcase gorgeous turquoise and faceted lapis stones. This winged-wonder has a turquoise face with silver beads for antennae. Jovanna backed this comfortable cuff with soft brown suede. The bracelet's entire inner circumference is about 6 3/8" including the opening of 1", it is about 1" wide. The butterfly is about 1 5/8" from antennae to wing end, and has a wingspan of about 1 3/4". Signed-by-the-artist, this show stopping cuff is bordered top and bottom with amazing abalone beads. Don't miss this collectible work of wearable art.
Talia Quandelacy's mother is iconic Zuni artist Faye Quandelacy. Talia's malachite Grandmother (or olla maiden) brings wisdom and serenity. With an overlaid face of fossilized ivory, her features are darkened with jet paste. A warm shawl is incised with star elements. Red coral and turquoise pieces adorn her. Permanently siting a top a base of marble, she holds a stained cottonwood bowl filled with carved spiny oyster, lapis and turquoise Corn. Resting nearby is an 'olla' jar carved of citrine. About 5" long, 3 3/8" wide and 3 5/8" tall. Don't miss this collectible work. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Derrick Kaamasee's uncle is renowned carver Maxx Laate. Derrick started carving in the late 1980s and comes from the greater Laate family of Zuni fetish artists. We're excited to offer a pair of his Hummingbirds hewn from one decadent specimen of fossilized ivory. Each delightful bird has turquoise inlaid eyes. About 1 1/2" tall, 5/8" wide and 1/2" deep.
Denise Eustace, Cochiti-Zuni
Julius Eustace, Zuni-Cochiti
Les Namingha, Zuni-Tewa-Hopi
Honored master pueblo potter Les Namingha has brought together traditional and contemporary techniques, such as hand-building with Hopi clay and the use of gorgeous acrylic paints to create this collectible "Shalako" pottery jar. Circa 2015, this masterwork features four Shalako. An important religious katsina ceremony takes place once a year at Zuni Pueblo in which Shalako makes an appearance. A beloved messenger from the Rain Gods, Shalako stands ten feet tall.
Don't miss this rare showpiece by Les Namingha, an award-winning creative genius. It's currently featured in an August 2020 advertisement for Keshi, in the "Pasatiempo, Santa Fe New Mexican" publication.
Approximately 12 1/2" tall, 11" long and 11" deep jar. Signed by the artist. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Ricardo Cate, Kewa (Santo Domingo)