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Robert Michael Weahkee
is backordered. We will ship it separately when it becomes available.
Tales of dragons exist in many cultures, first being described by the ancient Sumerians as well as the Greeks, who referred to them as "draconta", meaning to watch. Throughout time people unearthed gigantic bones, not knowing they were dinosaurs, attributing them to those of amazing Lizard-like dragons.
Robert Michael Weahkee's terrific dragon has been brought to us from antler, his primary medium. Definite incising marks bring about powerful wings, a pointy segmented tail, reptilian scaly skin, as well as a showy display of awesome teeth. Turquoise inlaid eyes and burnt-out areas add gorgeous contrast. About 8 1/4" tall, 5" wide and 6" deep. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Dylan Poblano continues to inspire us with his mastery of various art forms like painting, jewelry, fetish carving and sculpture. His mother is distinguished carver and jeweler Veronica Poblano, while his grandfather was noted artist Leo Poblano (d). His sister is carver and beadworker Jovanna Poblano. Dylan grew up spending time in his family's studio where artistic endeavors flourished.
We're excited to share his latest creation in sterling silver, a two-piece "Star Deity With Water" sculpture that celebrates these magnificent celestial bodies. Surrounded by many stars, is a deity wearing a traditional tablita headdress. Cascading from a bowl is life-giving water. This fabulous water component is removable. A museum-quality sculpture measuring about 2 1/4" tall, 2" wide and 1 1/2" deep. Signed by the artist. Because the gorgeous star elements are fabricated with cleanly pointed tips, please handle with care.
An aspiring Eagle graces the never-ending Zuni skies, guided by a corn-maiden and a Zuni Sunface element, which represents the elements in balance. The raptor has red coral eyes and a fabulous beak, while corn maiden's facial features are incised and darkened with jet paste. The Sunface element is composed of red coral, lapis and turquoise. The corn maiden is inlaid with lapis, red coral and turquoise embellishments. Gorgeously incised feather work is seen on the raptor, and a dragonfly friend is present.
Far-sighted wisdom, feminine strength and environmental balance contribute to the success of flight for this approximate 9" tall, 6 1/2" wide and 2" deep magnificent gold lip mother-of-pearl shell sculpture by Gloria Chattin. Measurements include the marble base that's accented with crushed red coral. Incised corn stalks adorn this area as well. Signed by the artist. Extra shipping charges may apply.
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.
Dylan Poblano is a versatile and creative artist expressing himself in fetish carving, jewelry, painting and sculpture. He comes from the greater Teddy Weahkee (d) family of accomplished Zuni artists. His sister is carver and jeweler Jovanna Poblano. Their mother is renowned artist Veronica Poblano.
Masterfully hand-fabricated and gloriously textured sterling silver makes up the majority of this exquisite bird with egg and nest sculpture. The jet-eyed feathered friend has a vibrant spiny oyster shell beak, a mother-of-pearl body and wears a glorious cape of sterling silver feathers. A removable mother-of-pearl shell egg is lovingly cared for by this attentive parent bird. At the base, perhaps toadstools, pebbles, plant life and other lovely foliage happily grows.
We've never seen such a beautifully constructed sculpture by Dylan. It's fabulously contemporary but has an engaging, almost old-world feel to it. About 4 1/4" tall, 1 1/4" wide and 1 1/2" deep. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Stealthy and powerful, a black panther (Mountain-lion, puma or cougar) has been carved from jet by Herbert Halate. Around the age of eleven or twelve, Herbert Halate learned the art of fetish carving by watching his father Leonard Halate (d), an earlier and noted carver from Zuni. Herbert's sisters Reva, Vella, Marvelita and Pansy are also artists.
Incised whiskers, attentive eyes of inlaid turquoise and a triple point offering bundle of marble, jet and turquoise grace this robust 11" long, 2" wide and 3 1/2" great feline. Herbert's polishing work is lustrous. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Dylan Poblano is an artist that comes from the greater Teddy Weahkee (d) family of Zuni artists. His sister is carver and jeweler Jovanna Poblano. Their mother is Veronica Poblano. Together, this family continues in an important artistic tradition.
Dylan's all hand-fabricated sterling silver "Lightning Deity" figure is an incredible celebration of rainclouds and their powerful static charges that produce lightning, seen as a bright flashes of electricity. These weather producing phenomenons usually result in life-giving and replenishing rains, for which this piece represents.
Layers of alternating lightning bolt elements serve as the headdress for this approximate 3 3/4" tall, 2" wide and 1 1/4" wide work. This special creation is dynamic in presentation because it gives a sense of the unseen whirling winds moving throughout the blanket and clouds. This magnificent small sculpture is signed by the artist.
"The Honored One" is a magnificent tribute and remembrance from daughter Veronica Poblano to her wonderful father, iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d). He was the nephew of Teddy Weahkee (d). Their enormous contribution to Zuni fetish carving continues in the gifted hands of Veronica.
Masterfully carved from rare and old Morenci turquoise on a crushed red coral and amazing Kingman turquoise base, Veronica's beloved father Leo stands strong in his traditional clothing or blanket, that's inlaid with fabulous sections of red coral, pen shell and white shell. Other accents include red coral and turquoise cabochons that are inlaid with sterling silver, acting as his jewelry. His friendly eyes are of inlaid pen shell and shell, while his finely incised hair is secured with beautiful sections of natural branch red coral, serving as a head bandana. His moccasins are of rich pipestone and white shell.
On the back of his blanket, Veronica's inlaid a lovely limpet shell from Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off British Columbia’s west coast, in Canada. A turquoise stone rests within this treasured shell.
Including the base, this important and small sculptural figurine is about 4 1/4" tall, 2" wide and 2 5/8" deep. Veronica's sterling silver signature label is permanently attached to this outstanding museum-quality piece. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Keli'i Eli, Zuni-Hawaiian
Keli'i Eli's "Zuni Scout Warrior" is an outstanding sculpture representing active strength and courage. He worked the honey calcite stone in a magnificent way, creating a determined warrior's bust with strong arms and ready hands upon his accoutrement, perhaps a tomahawk. Exceptional facial features including a speaking mouth, are carved along with a traditional braided bandana wrapped around evenly incised hair. This amazing piece will command any space, bringing good energy and a warrior's spirit we all must summon within. About 8 1/2" long, 3 1/2" wide and 6 3/4" tall. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Standing confident at about 6" tall, 4" wide and 2" deep, is Claudia Peina's airy turquoise Butterfly maiden. A set of outstanding hand-stamped sterling silver wings are decorated with star, sun, rain and cloud elements.
Her hair is beautifully incised, as is the side sash that's part of her traditional clothing. Many red coral inlays represent things like her earrings, mouth, lovely naja necklace and flowers. Incised designs like growing plant life are inlaid with jet, as are her eyes.
The weight of this amazing turquoise specimen comes in at about 12.5 ounces. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Kevin Chapman, Zuni-Sioux
Salvador Romero, Cochiti
This gorgeously cast, limited edition bronze Elk by Salvador Romero is an exquisite and stunning work of art. It's signed and numbered 4 out of 35 in the edition, it is a great addition to any collection! This handsome sculpture wears an offering necklace of a bivalve shell with colorful beads. About 10" long, 2 1/2" wide and 6 3/4" tall. Extra shipping costs may apply.