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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. It must be noted, however, that another of our jewelry artists, Woodleigh Hubbard, who is a fan of Lou's, uses his hand-made components in some of her jewelry pieces. They may be viewed on her shop page.

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LOU ZELDIS: 1 - Earrings: Checkered Glass

LOU ZELDIS: 1 - Earrings: Checkered Glass

Checkered black and white glass and silver earrings.
$225.00

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LOU ZELDIS: 2 - Earrings: Triple Agate

LOU ZELDIS: 2 - Earrings: Triple Agate

Triple-drop agate gemstone and silver earrings.
$485.00

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LOU ZELDIS: 3 - Earrings: Raw Sapphire

LOU ZELDIS: 3 - Earrings: Raw Sapphire

Five-drop raw sapphires and silver earrings.
$675.00

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LOU ZELDIS: 4 - Earrings: Japanese White Pebbles

LOU ZELDIS: 4 - Earrings: Japanese White Pebbles

Triple drop Japanese white pebble and silver earrings.
$355.00

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LOU ZELDIS: 5 - Earrings: Double Agate

LOU ZELDIS: 5 - Earrings: Double Agate

Double drop agate gem and silver earrings.
$285.00

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LOU ZELDIS: 6 - Earrings: Double Japanese Black Pebbles

LOU ZELDIS: 6 - Earrings: Double Japanese Black Pebbles

Double-drop Japanese black pebble and silver earrings.
$225.00

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LOU ZELDIS: 7 - Earrings: Double Black Wood

LOU ZELDIS: 7 - Earrings: Double Black Wood

Two-drop black wood and silver earrings.
$185.00

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LOU ZELDIS: 8 - Earrings: Double Japanese Black Pebbles

LOU ZELDIS: 8 - Earrings: Double Japanese Black Pebbles

Double drop Japanese black pebble and silver earrings.
$245.00

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LOU ZELDIS: Bracelet: Carved Buffalo Horn, Black

LOU ZELDIS: Bracelet: Carved Buffalo Horn, Black

A remarkable sculpted bracelet with an earthy, rustic vibe, enjoyed by yoga and meditation enthusiasts and Lou's many collectors around the world. For further information, please contact the Gallery.
$95.00

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LOU ZELDIS: Bracelet: Carved Buffalo Horn, Brown

LOU ZELDIS: Bracelet: Carved Buffalo Horn, Brown

A remarkable sculpted bracelet with an earthy, rustic vibe, enjoyed by yoga and meditation enthusiasts and Lou's many collectors around the world. For further information, please contact the Gallery.
$95.00

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