Zuni Pueblo Sterling Silver and Turquoise Stone Cross 1"L Artist Mark Y O
Zuni Pueblo Native Americans are masters in many arts to include jewelry making. They are gifted in working with shells, natural stones, silver and turquoise, jet, spiny oysters, mother of pearl, and others to produce some very spectacular personal adornments. Turquoise has always been used as a symbol of beauty, positive energy, strength, and carry many historical attributes. Some believe turquoise is a piece of sky, a symbol of water a gift from the spirits that are used to adorn and pay reverence.
Some artists have created very intricate mosaic inlays taking raw materials and creating a puzzle of a sort to produce an array of southwestern splendor. These intricate works of art require patience and precision. The main styles of Zuni jewelry are Clusterwork, Needlepoint, Petit Point, and Inlay.
The Eagle’s Path has been able to acquire some beautiful jewelry for your review and consideration. These works are original in design and may not be able to be replicated.