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Artist - Anthony Gchachu
Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico 

One of a Kind
Round Neck
Classic Silhouette
Knee Length
Open Front Coat
100% Silk Coat & Lining
Two Slash Pockets
Features Exclusive Artwork
Dry Clean Only

 

"Save Our World" Art Coat by Anthony Gchachu

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BUST
WAIST
2 - 4
XS
33 1/2" - 34 1/2"
26" - 27"
6 - 8
S
35 1/2" - 36 1/2"
28" - 29"
10 - 12
M
37 1/2" - 39"
30" - 31 1/2"
14 - 16
L
40 1/2" - 42 1/2"
33" - 35"
18
XL
44 1/2"
37"
20
2XL
47 1/2"
40"
Regular price $1,575.00

Here is an astounding work of art. Not only has Gchachu created another gorgeous piece, but this one tells a powerful story as well. On the front we see a landscape of deep canyons, with a small black and white pueblo pottery piece perched at the very edge of a cliff. Gchachu tells us the pot represents the Zuni language, culture and traditions, contained and carried between each generation. It is damaged with a crack, and rests precariously, portraying the urgency of cultural preservation compellingly. Yet on the backside there is an entirely different landscape altogether. Here Rainbow Man, a figure that bestows the life-bringing rains to the land, soars above the gentle hills, between which a river flows, abundant with water. 

Central to both scenes are the hummingbird motifs, spiraling up from and above the land. To Gchachu the hummingbird represents a powerful benevolent figure that stitches the culture and land together again. But perhaps most wonderful of all is the surprise painting on the inside of one of the pockets: a tiny badger, his gaze directed to the positive outcome on the backside of the coat. Here is the key to preserving tradition and culture, for the badger represents boldness, passion and persistence. Carry him in your pocket and you cannot fail to reach your desired goal!
To wear such a beautiful and meaningful piece of wearable art is a rare and transformative experience, allowing the wearer to feel Gchachu's call for preservation deeply and to celebrate it's cause wherever you go. You will make surprising new friends as you wear this piece and explain the significance of it's symbolism.
Cobalt blue shantung silk shell
with copper shantung silk lining.
Anthony Gchachu's Bio

Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico

“I am a 23 year old Native American artist from Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico. I started painting when I was about 5 years old and am mostly self-taught. I have entered many art shows and won awards for my artistic ability.”

“My passion is painting, but I also draw, sculpt, weave, and make pottery. This is what makes me unique, having the skill to do various mediums well. I love to paint because I love the feeling of making people happy through the images I create.”

The style of painting I do uses traditional Zuni symbols and I also like to do still life compositions. Most of my paintings are of Zuni proverbs and stories that I grew up with. The medium I paint in is acrylic and oil. I paint these stories to spread awareness about Zuni culture, and to inspire people to chase their dreams.”

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