Made by an artisan of the Zuni tribe in the channel inlay style, which is traditional in southwestern Native American jewelry. Stones and shells are cut into precise sizes and shapes, to fit together like a puzzle. The result is the beautiful and vibrant geometric pattern of color!
The Zuni Native American Indian reservation is located 32 miles southwest of Gallup, N.M. They have been known for making Needlepoint (tiny needle shaped stones), Pettipoint (tiny round, oval or square stones) and Turquoise Inlaid Jewelry for since the early 20th century. The Zuni Inlay Jewelry being made today is some of the most popular southwestern silver jewelry of the times.
The Zuni Indians focus on stone cutting, they make simplistic silver pieces to accommodate their fabulous stonework.
Handmade by Native American artists