At left is a bear of labradorite It really flashes color quite beautifully but that's hard to catch in a photo. By Bernard Laiwakete. 2 inches long. $60. The Brazilian fluorite frog has a neat little green tinge to his lips. By Kenric Laiwakete. 2 3/8 inches long. $125. The wolf carved of fossilized mammoth tooth is by Bernard. 2.5 inches long. $80.
Daniel Chattin carved both the sandstone bison (2 inches long and $40) and the angelite water bird (32 3/8 inches long and $40) The Picasso marble warthog is 1.75 inches long and $40. The porcupine is 1 3/8 inches long and also $40. Both by Louise Ponchuella. Last are two eagles of stone Rochelle Quam found at Nutria. The red eagle is 1 5/8 inches high. The wingspan on the other eagle is nearly 2 inches. Each is $50.
These alabaster and Picasso marble animals were all carved by Edwin Begay, Navajo. They range in price from $22 to $28. These particular ones are in Santa Fe but we have others by him in Tucson. The center images are the two sides of the bear. Click on them for larger images.
A stone bison (4.55 inches long) and a stone bear (3.75 inches long) both by Wilson Romero of Cochiti Pueblo. The bison is $80 and the grizzly is $40. At right a large stone bison by Wilson Romero of Cochiti. 5.25 inches long and 3.75 inches high. $90.
The late-as-usual Easter Bunny is by Enrike Leekya. The bunny stands 2.25 inches high and is $75. A Labradorite Bird by Leland Boone and Daphne Quam. 3.25 inches long $ 48. The fluorite bird was carved by Lena Boone. 2.5 inches long. $54. The fluorite crittur I am calling a crocigator. Hard to tell which it is until you learn whether it will see you later or in awhile... By Leland Boone and Daphne Quam. He measures 3.5 inches long and $90. A Kolowisi (Water Serpent) carved of antler by Robert Weahkee. 5.75 inches long. $70.
All by Brian Yatsattie. The dragonfly measures 2 5/8 inches long and it's wingspan is 2.25 inches. $140. The snake is $320 and measures 3 inches from head to tail. The turtle second from he right is just under 2 inches. $120. The one at far right is larger: 2.4 inches long $180
"Fordite" is what Brian has dubbed the paint slag he carves that came from a closed Ford plant.
Sandra Quandelacy carved this reversible turquoise Corn Maidens. 1 5/8 inches tall. $120.
Both carved of elk antler by Robert Weahkee: Now I'm not sure if this is actually an African lion or a cat wishing it were an African lion. But I am sure that it stands 3 inches high and is $64. Robert's badger is SOLD. This eagle by Alvin Calabaza has a wingspan of 3.5 inches. Carved of purple spiny oyster shell. $50.
The white alabaster Dalmation is by Cody Nastacio, who carves great dogs. 3.25 inches long and just over 2 inches high. $75. A momma bear with her piggybacking cub of black marble and Picasso marble by Kimberly Kallestewa. 2 /18 in height and width. $60. Alex Tsethlikai carved this alabaster grey whale. 4 inches long. $45.A calcite whale by Melvin Sandoval of San Felipe Pueblo.Just under 5.75 inches long. SOLD.
This bear is footloose and fancy free! Carved of elk antler by Claudia Peina, it stands 3.25 inches high and is $75. A whimsical pipestone and jet raccoon by Justin Red Elk. $60. The serpentine dustmop dog is by Felissa Martin of Zuni. 1.75 inches long $36. An antler owl by Robert Weahkee. 2.1 inches high. $40.