Maiden with Squash Blossom SWPP001

Length: 4"
Width: 1 1/2"
Stones: Turquoise, Red Coral, Black Onyx
This antler carving by collectible Zuni artist Claudi Peina depicts a Maiden wearing a turquoise squash blossom pendant and features not only turquoise inlay but also coral and black onyx.

Availability: In stock

Price: $400.00

Availability: In stock

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Claudia Peina is a well know Zuni fetish carver specializing in carving Zuni bears and corn maidens mostly from antler. Claudia is part of the Troy and Gabe Sice family. She learned the art of carving antler bear fetishes from her late brother, Colvin Peina.

Native American jewelry artists used coral in a variety of ways. Featured in inlay work, set in rough and natural forms, carved, cut into stunning cabochons, set with diamonds, turquoise, pearls, and almost any combination of the favorite Southwest gemstones. A favorite organic gemstones, red and pink coral are used extensively in Southwest jewelry styles. Red, pink and orange colors can all be found in contemporary and vintage Native American handmade jewelry. Always a great way to add a splash of color to your ensemble.

Onyx has long been used for carving and jewelry and is a favored stone often seen in Native American inlay work, or as cabochons or beads.

Authentic Handmade Native American Art

Shop the Santa Fe Style Collection for striking contemporary jewelry, handcrafted by artisans who draw on the rich history of the Southwest.

This collection features trending artists popular in the Four Corners and loved by locals here in New Mexico. The jewelry featured here is a fusion of traditional techniques, passed hand-to-hand across generations, and modern artistry.

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