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Bolo, Inlay, Horse Profile, Appaloosa, Zuni, Vintage, 3148


This impossible-to-ignore bolo was crafted by renowned Zuni husband and wife, Helen and Lincoln Zunie; their work is highly coveted and collectible. This classic bolo features a horse head in profile crafted out of inlaid shell, turquoise and coral stones with sterling silver details. It is placed on a classic brown braided cord with classic sterling silver aiguillettes. A fun traditional piece for the true horse lover.

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 (deceased)
  • affiliation: Zuni
  • hallmarks: H-L ZUNIE
  • materials: sterling silver, shell, turquoise, coral, leather cord
  • measurements: shield: 2 1/2" x 2", length: 38"
  • weight:56 grams
  • closure: tension clamp unmarked
  • nice vintage condition
  • stones are secure in their settings
  • abrasions and surface wear commensurate with age
  • silver has a nice patina
  • wear from use 
  • style: JN3148
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