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Belt, A Vintage, Buckle, Turquoise, Hand Carved, Leekity, Hallmark, Vintage, 321


You’ll be feeling lucky if you snag this buckle made by husband-and-wife duo, Lupeta and George Leekity. The buckle itself may be small but has a big personality. There are 10 geometric turquoise cabochons arranged in a random but cohesive fashion. Speckled throughout the stones are sterling silver drops and it is attached to a brown leather belt. Timeless classic, adding this piece to your collection is a must.

George Leekity (1942-; Zuni). Active since 1970s. Cast work; nugget sets; crosses; silver, gold. George Leekity is married to Lupeta Leekity, the daughter of Horace Iule.  Their work is tamped G&L Leekity.  They stamp “IULE” on their reproductions of Horace Iule designs.


Lupeta Leekity (1942-; Zuni). Active 1950s-? Lepeta Leekity is the daughter of Horace and Lupe Iule, and the sister of Barney, Cecelia, Phillip, Robert and Ruby Iule.  She shares stamps with her husband Geroge Leekity.


  • artist: George & Lupeta Leekity
  • affiliation: Zuni
  • hallmarks: G x L LEEKITY
  • materials: sterling silver, hand-carved turquoise, vintage leather strap
  • buckle: 2 1/4" x 1 1/2"
  • weight: 33 grams buckles 
  • nice vintage condition
  • stones are secure in their settings
  • no stone chips or hairline fractures
  • stone abrasions commensurate with age
  • silver has a nice patina
  • wear from use
  • style: Belt-321
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