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Lou Zeldis

Lou Zeldis is an American who lived in Indonesia for many years, working with artisans to conserve jewelry and textile traditions (both batik and ikat). The attar vine used in his jewelry pieces is also used in weaving of baskets and other containers, and the tradition is especially well represented on the island of Lombok. He has been producing unique examples of modern handicraft in various mediums using ancient techniques and material, working with living treasure artisans for over a decade in wide-ranging cultural groups around the Indonesian archipelago. He attributes this maniacal need to invent to his theatrical background and meetings with remarkable men and women. Lou is known for his modern bold motifs both in his jewelry designs and his batiks, where motifs range from images of rice paddies and ivory beads, maps and numbers, to the dome of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In his collaboration on ikats we see the Tibetan Tiger Rug and Northwest Coast American motifs.

Sadly, Lou passed away recently, but has left a fairly large collection behind; thus, we can continue to enjoy his artistry in the near future.

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LOU ZELDIS: "Abstract Chain Links" Horn Earrings, Black

LOU ZELDIS: "Abstract Chain Links" Horn Earrings, Black

Silver and horn. 2” long. Lou’s signature is engraved  in the findings of his jewelry. FREE SHIPPING  (shown at Checkout).  Ships next business day.
$95.00

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LOU ZELDIS: "Abstract Chain Links" Horn Earrings, White

LOU ZELDIS: "Abstract Chain Links" Horn Earrings, White

Ivory, silver and horn. 1.5” long. Lou’s signature is engraved  in the findings of his jewelry. FREE SHIPPING  (shown at Checkout).  Ships next business day.
$95.00

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LOU ZELDIS: "Abstract" Horn Earrings, short

LOU ZELDIS: "Abstract" Horn Earrings, short

Sterling silver and hand-carved water buffalo horn.  Because the horn is shed yearly it is a renewable and sustainable material. A copper element is incorporated in the wire design. The horn itself is sheer enough to pick up back light when worn.  Lou's insignia is stamped into the wires. These measure 3.25'' from the top of...
$85.00

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LOU ZELDIS: "Autumnal Waves" Horn Earrings

LOU ZELDIS: "Autumnal Waves" Horn Earrings

Sterling silver and hand-carved water buffalo horn, twisted and suspended from Lou's unique stirrup finding and giving a wonderful dangling movement.  Because the horn is shed yearly it is a renewable and sustainable material.  The horn itself is sheer enough to pick up back light when worn. 3.5'' from the top of the wire...
$95.00

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LOU ZELDIS: "Feathers" Earrings, Copper

LOU ZELDIS: "Feathers" Earrings, Copper

Copper, with Lou's unique "horseshoe " findings incorporated into the design, and his signature long sterling silver ear wires. Lou’s logo is engraved in the findings of his jewelry. 3” long drop.
$325.00

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LOU ZELDIS: "Magical Memories" Pendant Necklace

LOU ZELDIS: "Magical Memories" Pendant Necklace

Copper wrapped raw amethyst and amber strung on a zipper - a design feature that Lou was known for using on many of his pieces.  However, few of his zipper pieces remain.  Note that the pendant can be switched out for others because of the convenient hand-formed 'S' hook. These treasured works were created by Lou's own hands...
$575.00

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LOU ZELDIS: "Mobius" Necklace

LOU ZELDIS: "Mobius" Necklace

"Mobius" attar vine necklace.  Hand-woven, with a high degree of difficulty:  not only were the interconnecting links individually created one into the next, but the mobius "twist" had to be carefully executed.  It can therefore be said that the creation of this necklace was quite a feat! 48” long.
$425.00

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LOU ZELDIS: "Sea Reflections" Earrings

LOU ZELDIS: "Sea Reflections" Earrings

Enameled silver, with sterling silver ear wires in the long style, an iconic feature of Lou’s earring designs 2” long drop. Lou’s signature is engraved in the findings of his jewelry.
$85.00

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LOU ZELDIS: Blue Montana River Sapphire Earrings

LOU ZELDIS: Blue Montana River Sapphire Earrings

Raw Sapphire and Sterling Silver. 2” long. Lou’s signature is engraved  in the findings of his jewelry. NB: Excess shipping/insurance fees may apply.  Please read Shipping Policies here for important information; or click here to contact the Gallery.
$595.00

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LOU ZELDIS: Japanse Double River Pebble Earrings, White

LOU ZELDIS: Japanse Double River Pebble Earrings, White

River Pebbles and Sterling Silver. 1.25” long. This is one of Lou's most iconic and recognizable designs. His signature is engraved in the findings of his jewelry.
$275.00

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