Keshi, the Zuni Connection

Keshi, the Zuni Connection

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We have a lovely necklace from Daisy Rose Leonard that is carved shell dragonflies and birds in flight. These messengers will bring our prayers for peace and healing to Spirit...The retail is $290.00 and it is about 26" in length.
Important message: A:shiwi (Zunis) who are in need of basic necessities of food and supplies or know anyone who is in need please share this information.

The Emergency Mobile Pantry (EMP) now has a direct text message contact number (TEXT MESSAGE ONLY).
#505-800-4680

Please text to the number above the following information to be added to the EMP’s delivery list:
-Name
-Best contact phone number
-Street address or best description of drop-off location
A belated blog!
Keshi. gebremedhn
I sure like the stuff that's on Facebook the one that people that make them

Keshi, is the traditional greeting of the Zuni people from western New Mexico. Our store is called We continue to buy directly from the Zuni people.

Established in 1981 as a co-op for Zuni arts and crafts, Keshi has always maintained personal relationships with individual carvers, jewelers, and potters. Our reasonable prices and complete authenticity reflect this. We host one of the largest selections of Zuni fetishes in the world and we feel honored to be involved with these kind and generous people. We welcome you to call or visit Keshi and experience a Zuni connection for yourself. Elah'kwa (thank you in Zuni)

12/25/2022

Merry Christmas! The Keshi Gallery and Website teams are at home enjoying a well deserved rest. We wish you all peace and joy. The gallery and website reopen again tomorrow, Dec. 26th at 10am.

Did you know we have new items on our website every day of the week? But you have to be paying attention because sometimes they go fast! However, when that wonderful onyx bear sold before you were able to grab it do not despair! We have a whole gallery full of wonderful carvings, jewelry, paintings, and pottery. You can always email us at zuniart@keshi.com and we will gladly send you photos of items not on the website. 
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Did you know we have new items on our website every day of the week? But you have to be paying attention because sometimes they go fast! However, when that wonderful onyx bear sold before you were able to grab it do not despair! We have a whole gallery full of wonderful carvings, jewelry, paintings, and pottery. You can always email us at [email protected] and we will gladly send you photos of items not on the website.
#nm #zuni #shiwi #keshi #native #zuniart #nmtrue #shiwiart #zuniartist #zunifetish #shiwiartist #santafeart #zunipueblo #nativeartist #newmexico #nativemade #nativeartists #keshisantafe #stonecarving #nativeculture #newmexicoart #newmexicotrue #nativeamerican #newmexicoartist #nativeamericanart #landofenchantment #nativeamericanartis #santafe #santafenm #giftideas #nativemade

Did you know we have new items on our website every day of the week? But you have to be paying attention because sometimes they go fast! However, when that wonderful onyx bear sold before you were able to grab it do not despair! We have a whole gallery full of wonderful carvings, jewelry, paintings, and pottery. You can always email us at [email protected] and we will gladly send you photos of items not on the website.

Did you know we have new items on our website every day of the week? But you have to be paying attention because sometimes they go fast! However, when that wonderful onyx bear sold before you were able to grab it do not despair! We have a whole gallery full of wonderful carvings, jewelry, paintings, and pottery. You can always email us at [email protected] and we will gladly send you photos of items not on the website. #nm #zuni #shiwi #keshi #native #zuniart #nmtrue #shiwiart #zuniartist #zunifetish #shiwiartist #santafeart #zunipueblo #nativeartist #newmexico #nativemade #nativeartists #keshisantafe #stonecarving #nativeculture #newmexicoart #newmexicotrue #nativeamerican #newmexicoartist #nativeamericanart #landofenchantment #nativeamericanartis #santafe #santafenm #giftideas #nativemade

12/14/2022
12/10/2022
Photos from Keshi, the Zuni Connection's post 12/01/2022

We are having a blast hosting these four fun loving otters by Troy Sice. Each one is carved from naturally shed elk antler with sterling silver whiskers. The two larger otters have lapis eyes while their younger siblings have eyes of dark brown pen shell. Filled to the brim with fun loving personality just like otters should be. What a bunch of hams! DM for pricing and details.

11/25/2022

In this season of gratitude and in celebration of Native American Heritage, we are happy to introduce Anthony Gchachu as the newest Keshi Artist Spotlight. Visit our website to view his latest series of paintings and learn about his inspirations.
keshi.com

11/24/2022

A sneak peek at Anthony Gchachu's painted series "Land of the Sha'lak'o". Visit KESHI.com to see his Artist Spotlight Collection premiering Friday, November 25th.

Pueblo people have raised turkeys for over a thousand years. Their feathers are respected and used in ceremony. The turkey (Do:na) is a symbol of the abundant gifts of nature. These gifts are not infinite however, and Turkey reminds us to honor and nurture all resources so that they are sustainable. Turkey "medicine" is giving for the benefit of all as thanks for one's good fortune. This turkey is carved from Picasso marble by Todd Lowsayatee.

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Pueblo people have raised turkeys for over a thousand years. Their feathers are respected and used in ceremony. The turkey (Do:na) is a symbol of the abundant gifts of nature. These gifts are not infinite however, and Turkey reminds us to honor and nurture all resources so that they are sustainable. Turkey "medicine" is giving for the benefit of all as thanks for one's good fortune. This turkey is carved from Picasso marble by Todd Lowsayatee.

#nm #zuni #shiwi #keshi #native #zuniart #nmtrue #shiwiart #zuniartist #zunifetish #shiwiartist #santafeart #zunipueblo #nativeartist #newmexico #nativemade #nativeartists #keshisantafe #stonecarving #nativeculture #newmexicoart #newmexicotrue #nativeamerican #newmexicoartist #nativeamericanart #landofenchantment #nativeamericanartist #picassomarble #turkey

Puebloans have raised turkeys for over a thousand years. Their feathers are respected and used in ceremony. The turkey (Do:na) is a symbol of the abundant gifts of nature. These gifts are not infinite however, and Turkey reminds us to honor and nurture all resources so that they are sustainable. Turkey "medicine" is giving for the benefit of all as thanks for one's good fortune.
This turkey is carved from Picasso marble by Todd Lowsayatee.

Pueblo people have raised turkeys for over a thousand years. Their feathers are respected and used in ceremony. The turkey (Do:na) is a symbol of the abundant gifts of nature. These gifts are not infinite however, and Turkey reminds us to honor and nurture all resources so that they are sustainable. Turkey "medicine" is giving for the benefit of all as thanks for one's good fortune. This turkey is carved from Picasso marble by Todd Lowsayatee. #nm #zuni #shiwi #keshi #native #zuniart #nmtrue #shiwiart #zuniartist #zunifetish #shiwiartist #santafeart #zunipueblo #nativeartist #newmexico #nativemade #nativeartists #keshisantafe #stonecarving #nativeculture #newmexicoart #newmexicotrue #nativeamerican #newmexicoartist #nativeamericanart #landofenchantment #nativeamericanartist #picassomarble #turkey

11/17/2022

Happy . We are celebrating with Freddie Leekya's delightful Girl Scout. Carved of Zuni travertine, she carries a walking stick of pen shell inlaid with turquoise accents. Her eyes and shoes are of pen shell. Her cap is topped off with a red coral piece and her belt buckle is inlaid of mother-of-pearl and turquoise. About 3 1/4" tall, 1" wide and 1 1/2" deep. She is available for sale on our website, keshi.com

11/15/2022

Andres Quandelacy's perfect Picasso marble mountain lion has alert turquoise eyes and a distinctive turquoise heartline on one side. This wee wildcat slides in at about 2 5/8" long, 7/8" tall, and 3/8" wide ($90). Teaching us how to be a lead without insisting that others follow is part of the medicine of the mountain lion. They maintain independence and clearly show others where their boundaries are set.

11/14/2022

Kevin Chapman's delightful turquoise bird has quiet jet eyes and subtle organic lines. Its swoops in at about 1 1/2" long, 1 1/8" tall, and 1/2" wide ($100). Birds are venerated in many cultures as masters of the air and of the land, giving them a rarified position in the animal kingdom to have both a close-up perspective and an over-all outlook. They are also essential to maintaining a healthy ecosystem as they consume pests, pollinate and fertilize plants, and disperse seeds.

11/13/2022

It's always a pleasure for us here in the Keshi gallery when artists come in and today artist Hudson Sandy popped into the shop with his nephew Carson to bring some new work and say howdy! Hudson's work is much loved with its intricate detailing and attention to detail which accords them a realistic life-like quality.

11/11/2022

The Eagle represents freedom. Living as it does on the tops of lofty mountains, and high trees, amid the solitary grandeur of nature, it has unlimited freedom whether it sweeps into the valleys below, or upwards into the boundless air space above.

Today, on Veteran's Day, we thank all those who have bravely served our country and protected our freedom.

Stone to stone inlaid eagle pin/pendant by Darrell Shebola

11/10/2022

Bryston Bowannie's attractive septarian nodule roadrunner has carefully etched feathers, turquoise eyes, and a striking appearance. It settles in at about 1 3/4" long, 1 1/2" tall, and 1/2" wide ($42). New Mexico's state bid, the roadrunner is a fierce feathered friend, able to fight rattlesnakes and escape quickly when needed. Roadrunners are members of the Cuckoo family and are widely admired for their courage, speed, and endurance as they navigate their desert environment.

11/09/2022

Wilson Romero uses the most marvelous of found stones from his walks in Cochiti to craft his singularly styled and spirited animals, and this bear is an excellent example of his keen eye. It ambles in at about 3" long, 2" tall, and 3/4" wide ($32). Hibernation time is fast approaching, and bears may remind us of the rejuvenating powers of spending time going within ourselves.

11/07/2022

This enthusiastic good boy was carved out of white marble by artist Hayes Leekya, who added two bright turquoise eyes, a jet nose and jet paws, and an adorable red coral tongue. This perfect pup bounds in at about 2 1/4" long, 7/8" wide, and 1 1/2" tall ($56). Did you know that that a dog's tail wagging means different things depending on how it's wagging the tail? It's true!
Apparently, dogs wag their tail to the right when they’re happy and to the left when they are frightened. Wagging low means they are insecure and rapid movements accompanied by tense muscles or dilated pupils can signal aggression.

11/06/2022

Kenric Laiwakete's compressed turquoise bear is ready to close its jet eyes and take a long winter nap. It walks in at about 2 1/8" long, 1 1/2" tall, and 1/4" wide ($130). Did you know that bears can use their sense of smell 100 times better than a human can? They also hear slightly better than humans do, but the most interesting fact is that, unlike many mammals, bears can see in color and see almost as well as humans. Due to its practice of hibernation, one part of a bear's medicine is to remind us of the value of going within.

10/26/2022

SOLD! Priscilla Lasiloo's lovely dolomite medicine bear has a cool pinkish hue and very attractive gray colorations that offset the bright turquoise eyes and heartline. It saunters in at about 2 1/4" long, 1 5/8" tall, and 1/3" wide $60). Medicine Bears hold the unique medicine of restoration and repair stemming from their ability to hibernate and revive themselves year after year.

10/25/2022

The English photographer David Bailey once said, "The skull is nature's sculpture," and this colorful fluorite cranium is a prime example from artist Calbert Bowannie. It grins in at about 1" tall, 1" wide, and 1 5/8" deep ($80). Fun skull fact: those little wiggly lines between the bones of the skull are called sutures and are not only so long that they are impossible to measure accurately, but are actually a type of fractal!

10/24/2022

Sedrick Panteah's black marble prairie dog stands up and alert, on the lookout for any danger. It sits up at about 1 5/8" tall, 3/4" wide, and 1 1/8" deep ($70). Fun fact: Prairie dogs have the most sophisticated vocal language ever decoded, even better than chimps, dolphins, or orcas. Their moniker was bestowed due to the barking sounds they make when calling out a warning. Prairie dog medicine is about gathering your community in times of hardship or stress.

10/23/2022

Mike Tucson's friendly sugar stone marble ghost with eager jet eyes and surprised mouth is more than pleased to meet you. He is hoping to find a new home to haunt and floats in at about 4 1/2" tall, 2 1/4" wide, and 1 3/4" deep ($120). This is a great time of the year to remember those loved ones who have passed and how they continue to hold a place in our hearts and influence who we are every day.

10/19/2022

Armond Sandoval's fetching Picasso marble spider has found a nice spot for a fast lunch. It has dainty sodalite eyes and a very fashionable inlaid stripe of sodalite and turquoise on its back. It crawls in at about 3" long, 2 1/4" wide, and 1 1/8 tall ($220). Spiders, and their web-making abilities, may help us to consider the interconnected of all things as well as the worlds we create for ourselves and what our place in both may be.

10/17/2022

This high-kicking kung-fu bear by Douglas Martza comes sporting a black belt, ready-and-willing turquoise eyes, and a playful fighting attitude. This bruin bounces in at about 2 1/2" tall, 1 3/4" wide, and 1 1/4" deep ($120). Maybe this exercising bear is unaware, but as winter approaches, it's survival of the fattest. For the Pueblo People, bears (Anshe) were the primary animal used in Zuni fetishes, and as we head into hibernation time, we can learn from the bear the value of going within in order to come back out healed, rested, and stronger.

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