ZUNI BEADED CHRISTMAS CACTUS BY ALESIA PONCHO. Zuni beadwork has evolved from tourist souvenirs to detailed pieces of folk art.
First the Zuni artists carve a wooden form and then they bead over it, using the peyote stitch and seed or glass beads. With a continuous strand, Zuni beaders meticulously create wonderful patterns throughout their beadwork. This fabulous cactus was hand beaded by Alesia Poncho. 4 7/8" tall x 3 1/2" long x 1 5/8 wide.
Zuni Pueblo is the largest pueblo in New Mexico, and because of its location, Zuni is the most traditional. Most of the people of Zuni rely on the sale of traditional and contemporary arts and crafts.
Zuni Pueblo artists are known for their fine jewelry, distinguished pottery, unique fetish carvings, and much more.