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Maxx Laate started carving in 1987 with a pocket knife. His brother Pernell Laate (d) helped him with ideas. Together they learned the art and referred to magazines, wildlife postcards and books to get an idea of how an animal might act in its environment.
Maxx has truly captured the fearlessness of a charismatic and ground dwelling roadrunner in a large piece of antler. Textured legs and "x" shaped feet grasp, while an etched body with lovely plumage displays a sense of rapid movement. Stunning turquoise inlays adorn a crested head with an open beak and eyes are from inlaid jet. Incredibly, roadrunners are fast and tough enough to take out a rattlesnake. A gorgeously striking size at approximately 10" tall, 2" wide and 11 3/4" long. Signed by the artist. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Herbert Him, Sr.
"Evolution Of Life" tells an ancient story of harmonious emergence and prosperous existence in a distinguished and reversible pipestone sculpture by revered Zuni Pueblo artist Herbert Him, Sr.
Originating from a spiral element that's beautifully carved clean-through, is an abundance of reptiles and amphibians, such as turquoise-eyed Turtles (or tortoises), Frogs and squiggly tadpoles or polliwogs, with drilled eyes. They represent life giving water, an essential primordial ingredient. The reverse sides depicts an etched pottery offering bowl cradling a pueblo village detailed with individually carved mud bricks or stones, and little windows. A flute-playing effigy, perhaps a Kokopelli, makes traditional melodies, while an inlaid turquoise, coral, mother-of-pearl and jet Zuni Sunface symbol blesses the land with balance.
One side of this approximate 4" tall, 5 1/4" wide and 2" deep wonderful work has incised petroglyphs such as a raincloud, star, moon and lightning bolt designs. The opposite side is carved with a sacred Corn stalk. The individual corn cobs are inlaid with shimmering mother-of-pearl. An exciting, signed by the artist, collectible work. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Keli'i Eli, Zuni-Hawaiian
"Daughter & Mother Prayer" is an approximate 7" tall, 5" wide and 4 1/4" deep, including lovely black granite base, reversible sculpture by Keli'i Eli. Sgraffito markings highlight a Zuni daughter and mother, with their traditional hairstyles shown in three-dimensions within the calcite. The other side resembles a landscape with falling rain.
We'd like to share Keli'i's own beautiful words regarding this incredible work:
"A love between mother and daughter is like no other. Closeness shared from beginning in mother’s womb transcends into continued growth from newborn to adulthood - passing down sacred knowledge, beliefs, culture, language, tradition… One of the morning rituals shared is to wake with the Sun (Yadokkya Datchu - Sun Father). Morning prayer is how each day starts giving thanks for the gift of life. We ask for blessings in the form of good health for self as well as for family and friends far and near. We asked the Creator for blessings of good crop growth, successful hunting, and that everything within Mother Earth, the stars, the Milky Way, the planets, the galaxies all work in unison of one another to sustain life and to keep everything in a state of equilibrium. Morning prayer to Sun Father is carved from translucent Honeycomb Calcite and is mounted to a polished black granite base."
Signed by the artist. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Joel Pajarito, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Native American symbols of power, mobility and continuance of life adorn Joel Pajarito's spectacular tufa cast jewel box. Bison (or buffalo), Horse, sacred Corn, hand elements signifying unity, sprawling teepees, a magnificent head-dressed rider, in addition to important celestial stars, moon, sun and grand raincloud motifs are tufa cast from sterling silver. This amazing jewelry process involves cutting a tufa stone in half, smoothing out both surface sides, carving a sprue hole on top, then skillfully etching out designs, where molten sterling silver was poured in. Joel painstakingly and thoughtfully fortified every surface of this luxurious and museum-quality 2-piece lid with caddy. He also inlaid stunning sky-blue Kingman turquoise and brilliant red coral cabochons. This ultra-gorgeous box is approximately 3" long, 2 3/8" deep and 1 5/8" tall including cabochons, perfect for housing your most treasured keepsake. Signed by the artist.
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.
Robert Michael Weahkee
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.
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.
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 rain clouds 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'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.