ZUNI HANDCRAFTED BOLO TIE
One of the most well known husband & wife due's on the Zuni Village.Known for their "Navajo traditional " style of jewelry. Their unique designs always feature the distinctive leaf work that wraps the turquoise stones. They mostly use large nuggets with either Kingman or Sleeping Beauty turquoise. In addition they also use heavy 1/2 round wire with 5 curved stamps surrounding the setting.Due to the layers of silver, this is a heavy bolo tie. This bolo tie is one of the best examples of Native American jewelry from any southwestern tribe.
Artist: Robert & Bernice Leekya: Husband and wife, Robert and Bernice Leekya were born during the 1930’s. Leekya Deyuse was Robert’s father, while Bernice’s parents were Warren and Doris Ondelacy. Bernice’s sister was the renowned Zuni artist, Alice Quam. They began making jewelry together in 1953, the year they were married. Robert and Bernice share their RLB stamp.new