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Carved in intricate detail from its prehensile tail, curled in a resting position, its leaf grabbing hands, and independently swiveling eyes all covered in finely incised scales. In the 1980's the Cheama family started carving in a highly realistic style. Fabian Cheama's ability to carve with both delicacy and life is evident in this small tropical reptile. We love the open carving work between the Lizard and the leaf. The eyes are inlaid red coral. About 1 7/8" tall and 7/8" wide.
Kateri Quandelacy Sanchez
Christopher Sandoval, Zuni-San Felipe
Melvin Sandoval, San Felipe-Zuni
Mole (K'yaluts'i) reminds us to trust our instincts. To go with how we feel and not what we see because sometimes our eyes can deceive us. Because they live inside the earth they are considered the guardian of that underground realm. Herbert Halate carved this mole from high quality jet with inlaid turquoise eyes and adornments. The supper smooth shape, high polished finish together with the adorable face make this knower of secrets totally irresistible. About 2 3/8" long and 1 1/2" wide.
Debra Gasper's shy and humble Frog is carved of a pretty specimen of green turquoise inlaid with sterling silver eyes. She's incised a cute mouth on this amphibian. About 2 3/8" long, 1 1/8" deep and 1" tall. Frog (Dakkya) is a sign of water. Water is life.
Daisy Rose Leonard
Daisy Rose Leonard's ready-to-go directional carving consists of a septarian nodule Eagle, an azurite Bear, a marble Wolf, a pipestone Badger, a serpentine Mountain-lion, and a serpentine with augite Mole. The Zunis acknowledge six directions and assign a color and an animal to each. These animals are exquisitely carved and their eyes are inlaid of sterling silver. Daisy attached a lovely turquoise bead offering bundle. About 1 7/8" long, 1 3/8" wide and 1 1/2" tall.
Daryl Shack, Sr.
Keshi: The Zuni Connection
Give the gift of choice with a KESHi electronic gift card. KESHi online electronic gift cards are available for purchase via our website. Cards are issued via email to the purchaser with a gift card code, and the recipient can use the code at website checkout. Our electronic gift cards have no processing fees, no expiration dates, and can be used only on our website. Please call the Keshi Web Office for additional information or assistance at 505-795-7119.
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This old-style Eagle by Lorandina Sheche is smoothly carved out of onyx with turquoise inlaid eyes. It has a strong yet gentle presence. Lorandina attached a lovely carved pen shell point as well. About 3" long and 1 5/8" tall.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this eagle fetish will go to the Zuni Eagle Sanctuary. Please see "resources" page for more information on the sanctuary.
Sometimes we all need help staying on track or retaining our focus. This small but mighty Badger can help remind us to stay on point. Hiram Peynetsa took his time focusing on incising thick fur, carving detailed claws and facial features on this helpful friend. About 1 5/8" long and 5/8" wide with eyes of inlaid turquoise.
Andres Quandelacy comes from a family of many carvers, each with their own style. We love Andres' interpretation of the old way of carving a Mountain-lion with the tail running along the back. Andres takes a literal "twist" on this tradition. This collectable big cat is about 2 1/8" long and 7/8" tall with inlaid coral eyes and heartline.
Jayne Quam, Dine (Navajo)
A family of circling wolves (Fox, Wolf or Coyote) may be listing to the call of the rest of their pack. With expertly carved details throughout and eyes of inlaid turquoise, this fabulous antler fetish by Maxx Laate measures about 2 1/8" long and 1" tall.