This piece is called “Feast Day Preparations,” as the artist relates to the events with her grandmother and the children and grandchildren as they prepare for their big celebration. They are getting their belts and headdresses on, and tying their laces.
"Lion's Paw" Mosaic Earrings
Joe and Valerie Calabaza (Santo Domingo/Kewa)
Kingman turquoise, Pennsylvania black jet, Minnesota pipestone, turquoise ore, and sterling silver plain bezel with hammered textured sterling silver oval ear posts.
Marvin uses a liner brush made of fine camel hair so he can get the delicate designs on his pottery.
Classic Santo Domingo Jacla Necklace with Corn Design
Turquoise and spiny oyster shell
30 x 0 inches (L x W)
A traditional Pueblo jewelry adornment, a jacla is two loops of heishi that were originally earrings and sometimes fastened to the bottom of a stone necklace as a pendant-like attachment. Jacla is Navajo for “ear string.”