Zuni Squash Blossom ... but who made it?


#1

I recently acquired this beautiful piece. It is missing two small stones which I will soon replace with Sleeping Beauty untreated turquoise, but other than that, it appears to be in perfect condition. I’ve included a scan of the signature. The hogan beads appear to be all hand-made. I’m a little iffy about the clasp, though it is the one that came with it. Any information will be GREATLY appreciated!


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#2

This is a beautiful piece. I do not recognize the hallmark, can not make it out. It almost seems like it is trying to make the last name BEGAY? The style is definitely Zuni, but that does not mean it isn’t made by a Navajo artist. Also, the beads appear to be machine. thanks for sharing