This inlaid Zuni Sunface and Feather Pendant is a shining example of the beauty and precision of Zuni jewelry-making. Don Dewa skillfully hand shapes and inlays Turquoise, Coral, Jet and Mother of Pearl to create a truly unique pendant.
The Sunface represents the Sun Father Kachina (diety). To The Zuni, The Sun Father is one of the most important of all the Kachinas. The Sun Face represents warmth, love, and playfulness as well as being the One that sustains all life.
The two feathers hanging from the bottom of the Sunface are beautifully inlaid with Mother of Pearl and Jet creating Yin and Yang balance. One light with a dark tip and one dark with a light tip. The detail etched on the feathers is exquisite. For Many Native American Tribes, Feathers are a prayer tool, connecting the physical world with the spiritual world. They also represent ideas and creativity.
Don Dewa is revered for his intricate designs, skillful execution and attention to detail that make each of his pieces a true work of art.