VINTAGE 1960'S PIN
This piece of Zuni jewelry is a true work of art. Handmade by renown husband & wife team of Fred and Lolita Natachu. Circa 1960's. Set in solid sterling silver and measuring 3" round. Done is the typical style of turquoise, red coral, mother of pearl and black jet. This is classic Native American jewelry. Circa 1960's Pin. Knifewing, also Knife Wing, is a half man – half eagle Zuni spirit or God with razor sharp feathers made of flint. He is the ultimate warrior. … "This curious god is the hero of hundreds of folklore tales, the tutelary deity of several societies of Zuni. Legendary Zuni artists Fred and Lolita Natachu are known for their stunning mosaic and channel inlay. Rainbow God and Knifewing are two of their favorite subjects. They have been creating jewelry since the 1970’s.Lolita is the daughter of Zuni silversmith Jacob Haloo. Her sisters, Dolly Banteah, Nancy Lacnsello, and Rolanda Haloo are also recognized Zuni inlay silversmiths.