Renowned and recognizable, the intricate inlay pieces of livestock and steerheads by the late Lincoln and Helen Zunie are highly coveted and collectible. This beautiful vintage find is a colorful creation in the couples’ signature style, creating a detailed depiction of a Hereford steer from mother of pearl, spiny oyster, and black onyx, complemented by channel inlay of turquoise and onyx in chic geometric designs. The ranger-style set is accented by sterling silver rope details on a vintage tooled leather strap with awesome patina and authentic wear.
Lincoln Zunie (1938-1983, Zuni). Active 1960s-1970s. Channel inlay; figural inlay, often horse or cow motifs. Father of Patty Zunie Edaakie. Brother of Joe and William Zunie. Lincoln Zunie shared the stamp with his wife Helen Zunie (d).
Mark: H-L ZUNIE
Helen Zunie (? - 2008; Zuni). Active 1960s - 1970s. Channel inlay, figural inlay, often horse or cow motifs. Helen Zunie shared the stamp with her husband, Lincoln Zunie.Mark: H - L ZUNIE