Troy Sice (right) standing with his protégée Ray Tsalate.
Troy Sice carvings (and those of Ray Tsalate) are jewelry quality. The fetishes are perfectly (beautifully) carved and the inlay is expensive natural turquoise, coral and other gemstones. Troy and Ray are among the top Zuni carvers.
Here is a true one of a kind piece by Troy Sice.
A Mother of Pearl Corn Maiden with very fine petty point and inlaid with Jet, Turquoise, Coral, Lapis and Malachite.
Measuring 4 7/8″ by 2 1/4″ The Necklace itself is 28″ of Polished Coral.
Troy Sice Abalone shell bird with turquoise abalone shell, olive shell, and the pearl necklace is reversible.
The bird measures 3 1/2″ by 2 3/4″
Troy Sice Zuni Fetish Antler Bear with Abalone shell tie, and jet inlaid claws and eyes
2 3/4″ tall