Abalone The more common and readily available red abalone is most frequently used, although abalone also appears green. Sugilite This recent addition to the carvers inventories is composed of alkali metals, iron, aluminum, water, and manganese. Spirit Bear Southwest Decor Stone Carving Bear Art Glyphs Divine Feminine Woodturning Plushies Altars Forward. Return to Top Hawks Known for their hunting skills and in keeping rodents away from crops, hawks are carved in a similar fashion to eagles. Similar to sogdianite, but sogdianite has zirconium and sugilite does not. The shiny, nacreous inner layer of the shells is composed chiefly of aragonite, while the outer shell is calcite.
Native American Carvings
Eyes and collar are Sterling Silver. View as Grid List. Dragonflies are etched on all sides. Kachina carving is a uniquely Hopi art. White Marble Turtle with Turquoise Arrow and turquoise accents. Any but the very delicate fetishes could be carried by the owner in a pocket, pouch or bag.
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Native American Zuni Carved Fetishes | Kachina House
The enigma , or apparent paradox relevant to Zuni belief and realism in art is resolved in the notion that carvings for sale and collection are produced without religious intent. One side has a Turquoise face and the other Mother of Pearl. Carved from wood, gourds, leather and ivory, masks are a longstanding part of American Indian regalia which are still used for dances, storytelling, and as decorative art today. Though commonly called "dolls" they are in fact stylized religious icons, meticulously hand-carved from whole cottonwood roots by a small number of Hopi artists who have won the cultural honor of making them. In recent years Zuni carvings, or fetishes , have become popular collectibles and Zuni artisans have familiarized themselves with materials available from all parts of the world in order to serve the aesthetic tastes of collectors.
American Indian Sculpture, Carving, and Figurines