Robert Michael Weahkee carved the two above critters. The Panda is just over 3 inches high and $90. The Rhinoceros is 6.25 inches long and $240.
A wonderful selection of carvings by Melvin Sandoval (San Felipe-Zuni) that just came in (see further down the page for more) At left are two orcas carved of black Belgian marble. Each is 3.75 inches long and $130. (UPDATE: the top orca has swum to our Tucson store!) Next is a cachalot or sperm whale - the largest of the toothed whales. This one, however, is only 5.25 inches long. Carved of alabaster and $160. The steatite wolf is 3.5 inches long and $110.
An alabaster narwhale with an abalone tusk, 7 inches long. $192. The translucent alabaster horned lizard is 3 inches long and $110. (BOTH IN SANTA FE)
Carved of Natural turquoise, this woman grinding corn was made by Navajo artist Roy Davis. The woman measures 2.75 inches from head to toe. and the base measures 6 3/8 inches long. $675.
An onyx bushytail (wolf?) by Pete Gasper Jr. 2.5 inches long. $36. A Picasso marble bobcat by Freddie Leekya, 2.75 inches long. $45. Ben Kaamasee carved this owl, also of Picasso marble. 1.75 inches high. $45. A marvelous amber bear by Mike Mahooty, 1.25 inches high and $80.
A sleek, powerful horned lizard of black Belgian marble by Melvin Sandoval. 4 inches long. $120. The calcite ram is by Narron Bowannie, just over 1.5 inches high and $48. The black marble and turquoise magpie was carved by Calvert Bowannie. 3 inches long and $120. A sgraffito carved black marble bison by Curtis Garcia.
A stunning large (8.5 inches tall) Zuni Maiden carving with her little sister hiding behind her. By Gabe Sice. $875.
At right, carved out of elk antler by Marlon Lowsayatee is a Buffalo Dancer. 3 inches tall and $80.
Also by Gabe Sice: a marvelous sleek black Belgian marble bear. 3 inches tall. $300.
All by Melvin Sandoval (San Felipe/Zuni). Left to right: the mountain lion measures 5.25 inches long and $160. The horned lizard is carved of black Belgian Marble and measures4.25 inches long. $125. The mountain lion pair is carved of sandstone, they measure 4.25 inches long and $185.
A wonderful depiction of Zuni Pueblo with the guardians of the six directions, by Florentino Martinez. Set on a base of azurite-malachite it measures 4.35 by 3.2 and it 1. 5/8 inch tall. $600.
The lapis frog was carved by Clayton and Abby Panteah, measures 1.25 inches long and $48. The sodalite bear next to it is by Mike Mahooty. It measures 1.25 inches long and $45. The Zunistone bear with his bird friend/messenger. 3.5 inches long and 2.5 inches tall. $90.
A bear carved of dinosaur bone by Kenric Laiwekete, 1 5/8 inches high and $120. A horned lizard by Sedrick Banteah, carved of Picasso marble it is 2 3/8 inches long and $70. A Picasso marble bunrab by Sedrick Banteah. 1 5/8 inches from nose to tail and $70. An alabaster turtle by Leonard Boyd, from the Spokane Tribe. A painter who studies at IAIA, he has recently turned his hand to stone carving as well. 3.5 inches long. $55.
A trio of owls, with a squirrel quietly hiding inside the hollow log on which they are resting. 3 inches across. By Justin Red Elk. $110. The Mexican onyx badger was carved by Mike Mahooty, 2 7/8 inches long and $48. The Picasso marble badger is by Herbert Him and has a carved and painted stripe down its back. 3.25 inches long and $120. Debra Gaspar made these two rams. The ram in the foreground is carved of onyx and stands 1.25 inches high, while the alabaster one stands 1 1/8 inches high. Each $66.
A classic bear by Herbert Him. 3 inches long and 2 inches high, carved of Picasso marble. $150. The Silverado jet mountain lion with a sterling silver heartline was carved by Debra Gasper, 2.75 inches long and $75. A wormhole jasper bear is by Emery Eriacho. 1 5/8 inches long and $30.
A Zunistone Ibex by Enrike Leekya, 3.25 inches high and $75 (horns detach for shipping). The dragonfly is by Brian Yatsattie and carved of “fordite”, which is what Brian has dubbed the paint slag he carves that came from a closed Ford plant. The dragonfly measures 2 5/8 inches long and its wingspan is 2.25 inches. $140. The marble turtle inlaid with a Sun motif, is by Andres Lementino. 3.2 by 2.5 inches. $90. A bear carved of wormhole jasper by Kyle Mahooty is 2.25 inches high and $54.