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Belt, Inlay, Horse Profile, Appaloosa, Lincoln & Helen Zunie Hallmark, Vintage, 561


This impossible-to-ignore buckle was crafted by renowned Zuni husband and wife, Helen and Lincoln Zunie; their work is highly coveted and collectible. The impressive horse head is made with jet, natural turquoise and shell, set in heavy silver. The artists added dimensionality to the eye and texture to the surface with silver wire twists. The strap is vintage.

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).


Helen Zunie (? - 2008; Zuni). Active 1960s - 1970s. Channel inlay, figural inlay, often horse or cow motifs. Helen Auie shared the stamp with her husband, Lincoln Zunie.

Mark: H - L  ZUNIE

  • artist: Helen & Lincoln Zunie
  • affiliation: Zuni
  • hallmarks: H-L ZUNIE
  • materials: sterling silver, onyx, shell, mother of pearl turquoise, spiny oyster, vintage leather strap
  • measurements: buckle: 3 3/8" x 2 1/4", strap:
  • weight: buckle:
  • 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
  • vintage leather strap
  • style: Belt-561
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