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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: Earrings: Hammered Disks, Silver

LOU ZELDIS: Earrings: Hammered Disks, Silver

Hammered sterling silver. Please contact the Gallery for further information.
$225.00

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LOU ZELDIS: Earrings: Rose Quartz, Silver

LOU ZELDIS: Earrings: Rose Quartz, Silver

Palest pink rose quartz earrings, sterling silver. Please contact the Gallery for further information.
$180.00

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LOU ZELDIS: Earrings: Triple-drop Aquamarine, Silver

LOU ZELDIS: Earrings: Triple-drop Aquamarine, Silver

We are delighted to have available to us several pieces of jewelry from the estate of the incomparable Lou Zeldis. These beautiful rough cut stones are set in rustic sterling silver with Lou's stamp on the top of the ear wire. For further information please contact the Gallery.
$340.00

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LOU ZELDIS: Earrings: Triple-drop Rubellite, Gold

LOU ZELDIS: Earrings: Triple-drop Rubellite, Gold

*SOLD* Gorgeous deep pink rubellite in 22k gold. Please contact the Gallery for further information or to inquire about the availability of similar pieces.


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LOU ZELDIS: Earrings: Black Japanese River Pebbles, Silver

LOU ZELDIS: Earrings: Black Japanese River Pebbles, Silver

Easily recognizable as Lou Zeldis originals, these black Japanese River Pebbles are bound in hammered sterling silver in Lou's signature style. Please contact the Gallery for further information.
$270.00

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LOU ZELDIS: Earrings: White Japanese River Pebbles, Silver

LOU ZELDIS: Earrings: White Japanese River Pebbles, Silver

Easily recognizable as Lou Zeldis originals, these white Japanese River Pebbles are bound in hammered sterling silver in Lou's signature style. Please contact the Gallery for further information.
$245.00

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LOU ZELDIS: Necklace: Wood, Quartz Pendant

LOU ZELDIS: Necklace: Wood, Quartz Pendant

$275.00

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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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LOU ZELDIS: Earrings: Black Japanese River Pebbles, Silver

LOU ZELDIS: Earrings: Black Japanese River Pebbles, Silver

Easily recognizable as Lou Zeldis originals, these white Japanese River Pebbles are bound in hammered sterling silver in Lou's signature style. Please contact the Gallery for further information.
$245.00

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