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Kushara, Verna

#6440
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Fifty beautifully carved birds and bears adorn this two-strand fetish necklace. Verna used premium spiny oyster to create these distinctive miniature sculptures. Fine olivella shell heishi completes this elegantly traditional piece.

This Verna Kushara necklace is 14" in length when clasped. Each of the fetishes is approximately 1" long.

Quandelacy, Georgiana

#7474
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This exceptional Georgianna Quandelacy fetish necklace features twenty-eight figures delicately carved in fossil ivory. Birds, bears, moles, turtles, foxes and owls adorn two strands of the finest oxblood coral. Seven of the fetishes are inlaid with heartlines, Tewa (Face-of-the-Sun) symbols, or turquoise points.

The precise lines and excellent finish of this necklace are hallmarks of Georgianna's work.

The necklace is 15 1/2" in length when clasped.

Quandelacy, Sandra

#8447
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Double-sided Corn Maiden in fossilized ivory. The necklace includes two 'baby' ears of corn, also carved of fossilized ivory. The Maiden includes inlaid points of turquoise, coral and lapis lazuli, as do the 'baby' ears. This distinctively Sandra Quandelacy piece is finished with dark olivella shell heishi.

The Corn Maidens assure the bounty of the crop for their Zuni friends.

The necklace is 16" in length when clasped. The Maiden's dimensions are 3 1/4"by 1/2".

Quandelacy, Sandra

#8446
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Double-sided (reversible) Corn Maiden in fossilized ivory. The necklace includes two 'baby' ears of corn, also carved of fossilized ivory. The Maiden is inlaid with points of turquoise, coral and lapis lazuli, as are the 'baby' ears. The piece is finished with fine dark olivella shell heishi.

The necklace is 16" in length when clasped. The Maiden's dimensions are 3" by 1/2".

Quandelacy, Sandra

#2627
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Double-sided (reversible) Corn Maiden in fossilized ivory. The necklace includes two 'baby' ears of corn, also carved of fossilized ivory. The Maiden includes inlaid points of turquoise, coral and lapis lazuli, as do the 'baby' ears. The piece is finished with fine dark olivella shell heishi.

The necklace is 15" in length when clasped. The Maiden's dimensions are 3 3/4" by 1/2".


Quandelacy, Sandra

#8445
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Double-sided (reversible) Corn Maiden in fossilized ivory. The necklace includes two 'baby' ears of corn, also carved of fossilized ivory. The Maiden is inlaid with points of turquoise, coral and lapis lazuli, as are the 'baby' ears. The piece is finished with fine dark olivella shell heishi.

The necklace is 16" in length when clasped. The Maiden's dimensions are 3" by 5/8".


Quandelacy, Sandra

#9108
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Double-sided (reversible) Corn Maiden in fossilized ivory. The necklace includes two 'baby' ears of corn, also carved of fossilized ivory. The Maiden is inlaid with points of turquoise and coral, as are the 'baby' ears. The piece is finished with fine dark olivella shell heishi.

The necklace is 15" in length when clasped. The Maiden's dimensions are 3 3/8" by 1/2".


Quandelacy, Sandra

#9109
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Double-sided (reversible) Corn Maiden in fossilized ivory. The necklace includes two 'baby' ears of corn, also carved of fossilized ivory. The Maiden is inlaid with points of turquoise and coral, as are the 'baby' ears. The piece is finished with fine dark olivella shell heishi.

The necklace is 16" in length when clasped. The Maiden's dimensions are 3 3/8" by 3/4".


Quandelacy, Sandra

#9110
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Double-sided (reversible) Corn Maiden in fossilized ivory. The necklace includes four 'baby' ears of corn, also carved of fossilized ivory. The Maiden is inlaid with points of turquoise, coral and jet, as are the 'baby' ears. The piece is finished with fine dark olivella shell heishi.

The necklace is 16" in length when clasped. The Maiden's dimensions are 2 3/4" by 1/2".

Quandelacy, Sandra

#9111
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Double-sided (reversible) Corn Maiden in fossilized ivory. The necklace includes two 'baby' ears of corn, also carved of fossilized ivory. The Maiden iss inlaid with points of turquoise, coral, jet and lapis lazuli, as are the 'baby' ears. The piece is finished with fine dark olivella shell heishi.

The necklace is 16" in length when clasped. The Maiden's dimensions are 3 1/4" by 3/4".


Quandelacy, Sandra

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Shown here together are four of Sandra's Corn Maiden necklaces, each of which is also featured separately on this page. They are, from left to right: #9109, #9108, #8446, and #9110.

Quandelacy, Stewart

#4367
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Double-sided (reversible) Corn Maiden in turquoise. Stewart's striking piece is finished with fine red coral heishi and fourteen small fetish carvings. It is an elegant necklace by a contemporary master.

The necklace is 15 1/2" in length when clasped. The Maiden's dimensions are 2 1/2" by 3/4".


Smith, Horace

#4Z31
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Classic Zuni stone-to-stone inlay set in silver, featuring a graceful Tewa (Face-of-the-Sun) figure.

Horace employs a multitude of materials in this precise lapidary: malachite, turquoise, lapis lazuli, coral, jet, jasper and shell. Four rectangular inlays on very handsome handmade chain complete the design. Included (but not pictured) with the necklace is a pair of earrings also featuring the Tewa design. The post-mounted earrings are the size and style of the bottom-most drops pictured on the necklace.

The length of this Horace Smith necklace is 15" when clasped.