The offerings shared below are just a small selection of what is available in our physical gallery shop. Contact Us.
Keli'i Eli, Zuni-Hawaiian
is backordered. We will ship it separately when it becomes available.
Nick Rosetta, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
In Zuni tradition, long ago Corn-Maidens saved the Zunis from famine and drought by nourishing them with sacred corn kernels from their bodies. Andrew Quam's travertine corn maiden's striking beauty is emphasized by a turquoise face with jet and red coral features. Crushed turquoise on the base of Silverado jet represents water. Including the base, measurements are as follows: about 3" tall, 2 1/4" wide and 2 3/8" deep.
Andrew is a wonderful carver from the greater Johnny Quam (d), Andrew Emerson Quam (d) and Bossie Quam (d) family of noted Zuni artists. Andrew's mother was Rosalia Quam (d) who learned the art from her step-father George Cheechee Haloo (d). She was well-known for stringing bird fetishes and also for her animal carvings. Rosalia and her husband Andrew Emerson Quam taught their children, including Andrew how to carve.
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.
A wonderful eye catching ring from Zuni Pueblo artist Adrin Cheama. The all hand-fabricated, sterling silver ring, is inlaid with a diagonal line of alternating jet and mother-of-pearl shell sections and is flanked by icy blue turquoise. The large scale ring is sized at 12 3/4. The inlaid center piece measures about 1 1/2" from top to bottom by 3/4" wide. The center station sits on a comfortably rounded spilt shank and is signed by the artist.
Adrin Cheama's parents are carvers Fabian and Vivella Cheama who descend from the greater Natewa, Dallas Quam (d) and Panteah family of Zuni artists. Adrin's father Fabian was a leader behind a realistic and contemporary style of fetish carving in the early 1980's.
Leander & Lisa Othole
A rainbow of naturally bright colored stones and shells reside in this exciting sterling silver cluster work necklace by Elliot Coonsis. We're happy to welcome him to Keshi's website with his fabulous, all handmade work of wearable art.
Red coral, mother-of-pearl, malachite, jet, lapis, purple and orange spiny oyster shells, turquoise, sugilite and fluorite occupy this approximate 23" long necklace. Each silver bezel has been hand-cut to securely hug each rounded cabochon.
The silver chain is all hand-fabricated. The overall length of this scintillating necklace is about 23" long. The smaller medallion stations measure approximately 3/4" wide, while the larger medallion stations are about 1" long and 7/8" wide. The pendant part hangs at a lovely 2 1/2" long. A lobster claw clasp closure is located on the right side of the necklace's chain in an unusual and stylish presentation.
Mary C. Lovato, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Since bodies of water, such as ponds, streams and lakes cool off as weather conditions change to a colder environment, many fish seek to fatten up in the autumn months. No longer is it their concern to keep cool from the summer's heat, but to hunt prey in waters that may have been too hot before.
Adeptly moving about, prolific and collectible carver Brian Yatsattie's masterful mosaic fish or perhaps a trout, is in hunting mode. It navigates it watery home via drilled eyes. A stunning mosaic of turquoise, shell segments and jet paste are gorgeously overlaid on a bed of abalone. The shimmering abalone side also has inlays of jet paste and shell pieces. The hits of red-orange shell along the top of this approximate 5 5/8" long, 2" tall and 1" wide with curvature, fish are fantastically colorful. This water creature is fabulous viewed from either side.
Mary Frances Coriz, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Jason Bobelu's fabulous sterling silver cuff bracelet is all hand-fabricated and beautifully inlaid with turquoise and jet. The small to tiny stones fitting perfectly together like puzzle pieces. The cuff bracelet's entire inner circumference is about 6 1/2" with an opening of about 1 1/2". It's almost 1 1/2" wide, bordered by a lovely twisted silver rope accent. Signed by the artist. Click here for help in determining wrist measurements and best fit.
Incomparable and very collectible is this Dragonfly mosaic pendant, all amazingly handmade by award-winning artist and Kewa Pueblo elder Mary C. Lovato. Overlaid on a bed of shell, are many glorious pieces of jet, with vibrant lapis, serpentine and green turquoise. A watery dragonfly is of red coral, spiny oyster shell and turquoise, set with a border of sterling silver. About 2 1/4" long and 2 3/8" wide. Signed by the artist along with her Corn motif.
The silver hammered collar is available and sold separately here. The brown leather cord is not included.
Bobby & Corraine Shack
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.
Eric Othole, Cochiti-Zuni
Rochelle Quam's dreamy merfolk are carved from inky jet with fastidiously incised detailing and are seeking a new harbour to inhabit. The alluring reposed mermaid beckons at 2 5/8" long, 1 3/4" tall, and 3/8" thick. The merman is gripping a gleaming trident fashioned of sterling silver and stand about 5" tall (with trident), 3 1/2" wide, and 5/8" thick.
Sheryl & Strallie Edaakie
Cordell Pajarito, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
This significant sterling silver cobble style inlay cuff bracelet is a masterpiece by Lloyd Tsalabutie, father of the late great carver Jeffery Tsalabutie (d). Carving only occasionally, Lloyd is more well-known as a jeweler. He is one of a few Zuni jewelers doing this gorgeous style of meticulous stone work.
Using all natural stones, Lloyd has formed six Zuni Sunface designs, inlaid stone to stone in various combinations of either turquoise, red coral, sugilite, opal, lapis and jet. The Zuni Sunface symbol represents the elements in balance.
This cuff bracelet is about is 3/4" wide. The entire inner circumference is about 5 1/2" including opening of 1 1/8". Lloyd's signature is to incise a depiction of sacred 'Dowa Yalanne' or Corn Mountain located in Zuni, on the underside of his works, as seen on this magnificent work. Click here for help in determining wrist measurements and best fit.