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Zuni Pueblo Maidens embody feminine strength, power of creation, nurturing and wisdom. Troy Sice's "Traditional Zuni Maiden" is a museum quality artwork demonstrating his consummate carving and inlaying skills. Perhaps she's a Maiden Grandmother who is identified by old-style whorls of hair and is wearing a shawl, signifying she has not had a baby. A gorgeous gold lip shell carved feather is secured to her intricated etched hair with sterling silver. Confident eyes are from inlaid pen shell and a red coral mouth speaks of time-honored ways.
The smooth antler shows soft folds of a cape, dress, apron and layered necklaces masterfully set with inlays from rare pink and red corals, bright spiny oyster shell, black pen shell, vibrant lapis lazuli, sky blue turquoise, iridescent black lip shell, golden gold lip shell, in addition to crushed pipestone and lapis. The moccasins are elegantly burnished. Beautifully presented in a leaning stance on a base of rich magnesite, all together measurements are about 5" tall, 2" wide and 1" deep. Signed by the artist, dated 10/13/21, 8pm.
Troy is an award-winning third-generation carver, the grandson of George H. CheeChee (d), nephew of Ramie and Miguel Haloo (d) and half-brother of Colvin Peina (d). He reaches back to a prehistoric Zuni Pueblo tradition in the use of antler and different stone mediums for creating animal and human forms.
Dragonflies light up the air and skies with their captivating movements and iridescent beauty. One of the fastest insects on planet earth, these expert fliers can go higher than any bug. It's no wonder as the Zunis regard dragonfly as the messenger who carries prayers to Spirit World.
Award-winning jeweler Charlotte Poblano-Peina's all handmade reticulated sterling silver and 14K gold pendant is called "Elusive Dragonfly". Carved chrysoprase wings, an etched green sea glass abdomen and a red coral cercus marry stunningly, while 14K gold tipped antennae surround a turquoise head etched with jet eyes. Charlotte fabricated the setting with an elongated opening to help illuminate the scrumptious green sea glass area from underneath. Including bale fixture, this alluring pendant is approximately 3 1/4" long and 2" wide. Signed by the artist. The lovely silver hammered collar is not included but is available and sold separately here.
Fred Bowannie Jr.
Fred Bowannie Jr.'s extraordinary all hand-carved and hand-painted, cottonwood and acrylic paints "Bringer Of Seeds" katsina is about 9 1/2" tall, 8 1/2" wide and 4" deep.
We see the "Bringer Of Seeds" katsina emerging from a pottery offering bowl filled with colorful corn cobs and wheat stalks of plant fiber and cloth cording. The katsina is traditionally dressed wearing his kilt, jewelry and headdress with feathers.
At the base sits other gifts such as a red chili ristra, melons, squash, green onions, tomatoes and pumpkin. All this bounty is a result of the amazing seeds that transform themselves into life-giving food.
Signed by the artist. Extra shipping charges may apply.