A new and innovative piece by Ray Tsalate. A beautiful Elk Antler Corn Maiden inlaid with natural hand cut Mediterranean Coral mouth and corn kernels. Her eyes are inlaid of Black Pen Shell and necklace of natural Kingman Turquoise. Her perfectly incised hair is adorn with a Gold Mother of Pearl feather, finished and pinned with Sterling Silver.
But wait, there's more...
This is where traditional Zuni carving steps into a contemporary and innovative design.
Hidden inside this beautiful corn maiden lies a wonderful surprise. A pair of One-Of-A-Kind earring set. Hand carved of fossilized mammoth ivory and natural Number 8 Turquoise. This gorgeous earring set is finished with Sterling Silver.
Natural deer hide was used as a to create a stopper, Sterling Silver was used to suspend the earrings inside the vessel/jewelry box.
An awesome FIRST for Ray and a great museum quality addition to your private collection.
Artist: Ray Tsalate
Signed: Tsalate 08/07/2022 Zuni
About: 5 5/8"t X 2 1/2"w X 2 1/8"l