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Belt, A Vintage, Buckle, Inlay, Multi Stone, Kachina Dancer, Hallmark, Vintage, 530


This impossible-to-ignore buckle was crafted by the late Zuni artisan Elliot Qualo; his work is highly coveted and collectible. The impressive Kachina dancer is inlaid with onyx, turquoise, mother of pearl, and shell creating a mosaic picture. The artist added dimensionality with a sterling silver stamped scalloped border. The vintage black leather strap is stitched with brown leather ends for a unique finish.

Award winning Zuni artisan Elliot Qualo (d). Elliot Qualo was the son of Myra Qualo, born sometime in the 1930s, but did not start producing jewelry until about 1960. His creations were always award winning pieces and highly coveted by collectors all over the world. He produced from 1960 until about the late 1970s, upon his passing.
  • artist: Elliot Qualo deceased (inlay)
  • affiliation: Zuni
  • hallmarks: LM (with sunshine aboe) most likely did silverwork
  • materials: sterling silver, onyx, mother of pearl, turquoise, shell
  • measurements: buckle: 3 3/4" diameter, strap: 28"-34"
  • weight: buckle: 85 grams
  • nice vintage condition
  • stones are secure in their settings
  • abrasions and surface wear commensurate with age
  • silver has a nice patina
  • light wear from use
  • style: Belt-530
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