Belt, Ranger, Zuni Inlay, Appaloosa Horse, Hallmark, Vintage, '60s, 948
This colorful creation is the work of the late Lincoln Zunie, a renowned Zuni jewelry artisan active in the ‘60s and ‘70s, best known for his horse and cow chip inlay designs. This buckle is a gorgeous iteration of an appaloosa, accented with colorful geometric inlay design that carries to the two keepers. It’s on a classic black leather strap with basket weave detail. Gorgeous.
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
- artist: Lincoln Zunie (d)
- affiliation: Zuni
- markings: L-H ZUNIE
- materials: sterling silver, shell, onyx, orange spiny oyster, turquoise
- dimensions: 3 3/4" x 2"- buckle, 1 3/8" keepers, 1" x 1 1/4" tips
- strap: 39.5"
- weight: 229 grams
- condition: excellent vintage condition with light oxidation and wear
- style: FA948