Grandmothers are the most important members of Zuni Family circles, as it is their very being why we are all here. Her Word and her Hand begin and end all things essential to the Clan and Social Life of Zuni People. Her heightened awareness of Human Nature yields great insight and she is a source for wise counsel for important decisions.
The Grandmother pendant is hand carved from Elk Antler. She is incised and inlaid with Black Pen Shell eyes and a necklace of Carico Lake Turquoise & Mediterranean Coral drops.
Her robe is incised and inlaid with Red Pipestone pigment. Her moccasins are inlaid with Fox Turquoise buttons. Burnished for detail and contrast.
She is strung from an array of Rose Quartz beads alternating in size. and finished with Sterling Silver.
Artist: Ray Tsalate
About: Pendant- 1 3/4"t by 6/8"w by 5/8"l