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Belt, A Vintage, Buckle, Inlay, Thunderbird, Fishscale Technique, Leekya Homer Attribution, Vintage ‘50s, 581


This impossible-to-ignore buckle was crafted by renowned Zuni artist Alice Leekya Homer; she is known for her intricate inlay work which she has displayed within this gorgeous piece. The impressive channel inlay design features a thunderbird crafted from onyx, turquoise, coral, and mother of pearl set in heavy silver. The buckle is paired with a vintage black leather strap to help those bold colors pop. Truly a piece that you will not want to miss out on.

 Alice Leekya Homer (Zuni). Channel inlay, fish scale, free style. Daughter of Leekya Deyuse.

Mark: A L H

  • artist: Alice Leekya Homer
  • affiliation: Zuni
  • hallmarks: no markings but attribution from original trader
  • materials: sterling silver, onyx, turquoise, mother of pearl, coral, vintage leather strap
  • measurements:
  • weight:
  • nice vintage condition
  • stones are secure in their settings
  • abrasions and surface wear commensurate with age
  • silver has a nice patina 
  • wear from ethnographic use
  • style: Belt-581
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