Tesuque Pueblo is not known for one particular art, and this artist, like Mark Suazo-Hinds, creates what his heart and hands tell him.
An accomplished gourd artist, Steven here demonstrates his skill with beadwork.
Using tiny seed beads, he has created a striking bolo that is as round as the world, with the four geographic directions depicted with eagle feather motifs.
Eagle feathers are symbols for prayer and hopes; here, good wishes are sent to every corner of the world.
Attached to the silver and beaded tips are lengths of deerskin, another traditional touch.
Contrasting with the luminous sky blue of the center, a red beaded rim suggests the heavens and earth, in balance.
Unusual, colorful, and beautifully made, this bolo is for traditionalists and collectors. It is a real find.