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Ray Tsalate's artistic brilliance and never-ending ingenuity is expressed in a truly remarkable single strand fetish necklace called "Mother Earth". He shared these meaningful words with us: "My inspiration comes from my Zuni culture. We are brought up to understand the Earth is our All-Mother. The Ultimate Feminine Divinity and Energy that flows through every single one of us; Flora & Fauna and the spaces in-between, like the blood in our veins. We are her Essence and Beauty manifested physically...I understood this piece to be a sort of homage to Mother Earth and her children."
Inspiration also came to Ray from an "eye-opening" trip to Chaco Canyon, an ancient ancestral puebloan site in northwestern New Mexico, as well as his Zuni Pueblo upbringing where he was taken to sacred sites and taught their significance. Both locations are home to early rock art or petroglyphs. At Chaco Canyon, he was in awe of the intricate rock art, incredible architecture, the culture and connection that exists there. In Zuni, the rock art he saw as a youngster was "connected to Mother Earth", "Human Figures or Caretakers", and a "variety of animals".
Back home in his studio was a rich stash of treasured beads made recently and years prior. After intricately carving, beautifully inlaying, polishing and carefully stranding a gorgeous assortment of high-quality materials such as sky-blue turquoise, glistening mother-of-pearl, pen shell, rare sugilite, gold lip shell, watery abalone, antler, serpentine, colorful lapis lazuli, spiny oyster shell, golden amber, garnet, fresh water pearl, red and pink corals, plus variscite, resulted in this never seen before, approximate 38" long museum-quality necklace. At its center is a cherished turquoise Mother, measuring about 1 1/2" long, 7/8" wide and 3/8" deep. Accompanying her are delightful animals such as birds, perhaps Eagles and Hawks, bushytails like Coyote, Wolf and Fox, Mountain-lions (cougar, puma or panther), maybe a Bison (or buffalo), Moles, Bears, Owls, Frogs, Turtles and Badgers. Heavenly stars, sweetly blooming flowers and even a darling mushroom are seen.
The exquisite lapis lazuli beads are faceted and twinkle with happiness along with the other mouth-watering ones. All the cheerful animal's eyes are inlaid from either coral, turquoise, pen shell, lapis lazuli, malachite and mother-of-pearl. A sterling silver toggle closure is lovely. Extra shipping charges may apply. This outstanding necklace will be featured in a special advertisement for Keshi in El Palacio magazine, Summer edition 2022.
We're always thrilled to offer any of Veronica Poblano's elegant jewelry creations because her artistic lineage is amazing. Her father was iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d), the nephew of Teddy Weahkee (d). Their enormous contribution to Zuni fetish carving and jewelry continues with Veronica, her son Dylan Poblano and daughter Jovanna Poblano.
Veronica's all hand-fabricated 18K gold, golden-matrix rich turquoise, extraordinary red and pink coral cabochons, Hawikuh Rainbird earrings dazzle in their contemporary presentation. The Zuni Rainbird is known as "The Bringer Of Life" representing prayers for life-giving rain and snow. Hawikuh is an archeological site at Zuni. For pierced ears, the shorter earring measures approximately 2 3/4" long and 5/8" wide. The longer one is about 3 1/4" long and 5/8" wide. Signed by the artist.
Bobby & Corraine Shack
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.
Darrell Shebola's fabulous, all hand-fabricated sterling silver, turquoise, red coral, pen shell, mother of pearl shell, pink mussel shell, and abalone inlaid Hummingbird, captures the delicate and vibrant bird mid-flight as it drinks the nectar of a shell and coral flower. The jewel of the sky pin/pendant is inspired a design his Grandmother Ella created. The tiny bird has delicate incising detail to accentuate a feathered texture as well as lively eyes of inlaid turquoise. The versatile pin/pendant combo measures about 1 3/4" long by 1 3/4" wide and is signed by the artist.
Please click here to learn more about traditional inlay jewelry in Toshio Sei's 2013 copyrighted book "Figural Designs in Zuni Jewelry". This wonderful publication is not included with Darrell's pin/pendant but can be purchased separately.
A Hummingbird alights Bobby and Corraine Shack's sterling silver, glistening abalone, mother-of-pearl, pen shell, turquoise, coral and gold lip shell inlaid unisex bolo tie. Sipping nectar from a mother-of-pearl, red coral, abalone and pen shell flower, this feathered friend fuels up.
An adjustable 44" long black leather braided bolo with sterling silver tips hosts this winged delight. The tips themselves are about 2 1/4" long. The hummingbird and flower station is approximately 3" long and 3 1/2" wide. Signed by the artists.
Bobby and Corraine Shack's sterling silver, turquoise, red coral, jet, pen shell, gold lip shell and mother-of-pearl cuff bracelet is all hand fabricated, showing off a magical inlaid Phoenix bird. The inlaid jet dots on the top area of the wings indicate it's a Phoenix bird, according to the Shack's. We love this stylized, mythical bird surrounded by a handsome border. This cuff bracelet's entire inner circumference is about 6 1/2" including the opening of 1 1/2", and comes with the couple's sterling silver signature label attached to the inside of the bracelet. The inlaid Phoenix station is about 1 1/2" tall and 1 1/2" wide. Click here for help in determining wrist measurements and best fit.
Veronica Poblano's artistic Zuni lineage is important. 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 with Veronica and her daughter Jovanna Poblano.
Permanently perched on a gorgeously carved black lip shell leaf, with crushed turquoise and a few bits of red coral, is this amazing feathered friend of stichtite. Veronica inlaid its lovely wings with turquoise and lapis. Friendly turquoise eyes take in the view, while a flat crest of feathers on its head is overlaid pen shell. About 2 1/4" long, 1" wide and 1 1/8" tall.
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.