Zuni sterling silver turquoise Kachina pendant by Native American Chris Beyuka

$124.00

This beautiful Kachina fetish is all handmade, the silver shaped into a form that appears to be possibly Owl Kachina. Three small cabochons of turquoise form the eyes and heart or soul, and what I love most is that the two eyes are different colors of turquoise--one green, the other blue. Among Zuni and Native American artisans, Beyuka is a renowned name for producing Kachinas. Patriarch Eddie Beyuka, a survivor of the WWII Bataan Death March, is in collections by the Peabody Museum, Heard Museum, and was featured in the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe. He was best known for his bolos and sculptures of Kachina dancers. We believe this piece is by his daughter Christine Beyuka.

The pendant measures 1-3/4" from top of the eye hook, which is attached, to the feet, and 5/8" at the widest point. It has some wear such as small dents, scratches, and tarnish. Otherwise in good vintage condition.

Bridging spirit world and physical world.


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