Kee Yazzie, Diné of the Navajo Nation Jeweler

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Artist Kee Yazzie (b.1969) hallmark, which is a feather logo, and below that is the word “sterling”. winning artist Kee Yazzie is both Diné of the Navajo Nation and of Hopi Pueblo descent and is a self-taught artist who has been making jewelry since 1995. He has won awards from Eight Northern Pueblo, the Navajo Market at the Museum of Northern Arizona, the Heard Museum, in addition to many others.

Kee Yazzie signs his jewelry with his feather hallmark and the word sterling.

Kee Yazzie was born in Arizona in 1969 and went to college at Brigham Young University in Utah, studying architectural and drafting design. Remarkably, he also speaks multiple languages, including Laotian, Thai, and Khmer.

TAGS: Southwest Indian JewelryNavajo Nation, Hopi Pueblo