KE-WA Pueblo Artist MARTINE LOVATO Contemporary Mosaic Turquoise Earrings

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KE-WA Pueblo Artist MARTINE LOVATO Contemporary Mosaic Turquoise Earrings

325.00

I came across Martine's work about 3-4 years ago,while walking through Santa Fe's Indian Market..Martine's work impressed me for the fact that he is one,who still cuts everything by hand & also for the fact of how his pieces are made with impeccable precision, like no other..His work is so exact & just by looking at the overall workmanship of each piece,it is highly obvious this man is no beginner & you will be able to tell he has been doing this for years.. He is considered a "Master Artist" & if you ever get your hands on his work,you will then see why..I am a huge fan of Martine's work & is one of my personal favorites!

DESCRIPTION:

These are made with a contemporary 21st century Pueblo look,while maintaining ancestral techniques.Beautifully displayed in a large tear drop shape, are a mosaic lay out of hand cut chips of green turquoise form Nevada.There are hints of  earthly brown matrix & they are cut with Martine's  signature look of not only triangular cuts,but others.A contemporary touch of orange spiny oyster is placed in opposite directions,from one to the other.The turquoise is mosaic'd atop of a colorful abalone shell backing.The edges have been given a nice bevel to them.

These are very wearable,since there is no metal in the design & are perfect for everyday wear.

If you appreciate work that is done with the power of the hand,rather than commercial manufactures,then you can appreciate these earrings. Martine's work,is very Pueblo,at it's finest..

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ARTIST: MARTINE LOVATO

TRIBE: SANTO DOMINGO PUEBLO/KE-WA

STONE: STABILIZED GREEN NEVADA TURQUOISE~ORANGE SPINY OYSTER~ABALONE

(Stabilized turquoise is used,since the artist needs the stone to be 'hard' in order to cut)

MEASUREMENT: 1-3/4" X 1-3/8"

COMBINED WEIGHT: 15.2 GRAMS

METAL: STERLING EAR POSTS/WIRE CONNECTION

MATERIAL: EPOXY

HALLMARK: NONE~NEVER HALLMARK'S,BUT GUARANTEE THESE TO BE HIS.