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. Then the otter about to enjoy a shellfish meal. Black Belgian marble. 3.75 inches long and SOLD.
An alabaster narwhale with an abalone tusk, 7 inches long. $192. The black bear with fossil shell fragments in the stone is 2 inches high and just under 4 inches long. $170 (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.
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.
All by Clissa Martin, L-R: An alabaster bunrab with a dragonfly of turquoise & jasper, 1.5 inches high and $45. Pipestone rabbit with a dragonfly of turquoise & lapis, 1 5/8 inches long and $45. Picasso marble bear with a tri-colored dragonfly, 3/4 of an inch high and $36. The Picasso marble bear pair with turquoise dragonfly. 1.75 inches long. $72.
A sleek, powerful badger of black Belgian marble by Melvin Sandoval. Just under 4 inches long. SOLD. A beautifully carved wormhole jasper fawn by Colin Weeka, SOLD. The calcite ram is by Narron Bowannie, just over 1.5 inches high and $48. The onyx bison (2.75 by 2.25 inches) was carved by Gale Lucio. $54.
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.
At left is a beautiful lapis eagle in flight by Hiram Peynesta, the wingspan measures 1.75 inches. SOLD. The lapis frog was carved by Clayton and Abby Panteah, measures 1.25 inches long and $48. The sodalite bear at right is by Mike Mahooty. It measures 1.25 inches long and $45.
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. Cody Nastacio’s Picasso marble coyote is 1 5/8" inches high and SOLD. Picasso Marble jackalope by Enrike Leekya, 2.5 inches high and $60.
A wolf pair by Jayne Quam (Navajo, married into Zuni decades ago). 2.5 inches long. $75. A black marble bear by Garrick Acque. 2.5 inches long and 2 inches high. $60. Is it an angler fish or an owl? Well, Cody Natascio, who made it, says “owl” so we’ll go with that. 2.75 inches tall - or long if you like the fish ID…) $66.
A Zuni stone armadillo by Enrike Leekya, it measures 3.25 inches long and $48. 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 wormhole jasper and calcite bears at right are by Emery Eriacho. The wormhole jasper bear is 1 5/8 inches long and $30. The calcite bear is 1.25 inches long and $21.
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. This bear was carved of alabaster by Leonard Boyd, of the Spokane Tribe. A painter who studied at IAIA many years ago, he has recently turned his hand to stone carving as well. 2.75 inches long and 2.5 inches tall. $55.
The snake is by Louise Ponchuella, carved of slate, it is 5 inches long and $60. 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.
The deer carved of elk antler is by Elton Kaamasee, 3.25 inches high and $90. The stone rooster, 2.75 inches high, is by Enrike Leekya. $85. 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 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.