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Zuni Inlay Multi-Stone Pin with Female and Horno

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  • Category: Pins
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, turquoise, shell, jet
  • Size: 2 ¾” x 2 ¼”
  • Item # C3925K
  • Price: $350.00

Artists from Zuni Pueblo have been known for their craftsmanship with working with stones since before the arrival of the Spanish.  After being introduced to silver by the Spanish, Zuni jewelers used silver to frame their stonework.

This pin features a Zuni maiden dressed in traditional Zuni clothing in front of an horno or outside oven which is used for baking bread, steaming corn, or making traditional treats like cookies or pies. The artist has cut stones and meticulously laid them within channels of silver. Her dress is made of white shell, orange spondylus shell, turquoise and jet. Her tiny moccasins are made of shell with small pieces of jet placed for details.

This small work of art is unsigned.

 

Condition: this Zuni Inlay Multi-Stone Pin with Female and Horno is in excellent condition.

Provenance: from a private Southwest Indian Jewelry collection

Recommended ReadingZuni: The Art and The People by Ed and Barbara Bell

  • Category: Pins
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, turquoise, shell, jet
  • Size: 2 ¾” x 2 ¼”
  • Item # C3925K
  • Price: $350.00

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