An early buckle with stone inlay by Zuni artist, Lolita Natachu; sterling, tortoise shell, coral, turquoise, jet, and mother-of-pearl; about 2" x 1-1/2"; marked: "LN" on reverse; some light surface wear and three minute chips in the tortoise shell on the left side, otherwise fine condition.

Fred and Lolita Natachu are a husband and wife team who work in mosaic and channel inlay.  Lolita is the daughter of Jacob Haloo. Her sisters, Dolly Banteah, Rolanda Haloo and Nancy Lasconsello, are also recognized Zuni artisans.  from: http://www.ohio.edu/museum/zuni/f_l_natachu.html

$565.00 (item #GCN001)

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