Edith Tsabetsaye

Edith Tsabetsaye learned jewelrymaking from her parents, Joe and Susan Tsabetsaye, making her first clusterwork necklace in 1962. She has developed a highly distinctive style of needlepoint clusterwork with raised, curved crescent-shaped turquoise stones.

Edith Tsabetsaye (Zuni)
Necklace
Silver, turquoise
c. 1973
15.25 in. long
KMA 89.016.693
 
Edith Tsabetsaye (Zuni)
Bracelet
Silver, turquoise
c. 1973
2 in. x 5.75 in.
KMA 89.016.693.1
 
Edith Tsabetsaye (Zuni)
Ring
Silver, turquoise
c. 1973
1 in. x 1.625 in.
KMA 89.016.693.2
 
Edith Tsabetsaye (Zuni)
Earrings
Silver, turquoise
c. 1973
1.75 in. long
KMA 89.016.693.3 A & B
 

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Sources:
Bassman, Michael and Theda. Zuni Jewelry. West Chester, Pa.: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1992, p. 19, 31, 33, 37, 39, 40, 42, 61,62..
Chalker, Kari, ed. Totems to Turquoise: Native North American Jewelry Arts of the Northwest and Southwest, Kari Chalker, ed. New York: Harry N. Abrams, in association with The American Museum of Natural History, 2004, p. 182-183.
Cirillo, Dexter. Southwestern Indian Jewelry. New York: Abbeville Press, 1992, p. 89, 90, 224, 231, 232, 233.
Ostler, James, Marian Rodee, Milford Nahohai. Zuni: A Village of Silversmiths. Zuni, N.Mex.: A:Shiwi Publishing, 1996, p. 83, 132
Schaaf, Gregory. American Indian Jewelry I: 1,200 Artist Biographies. Santa Fe, N.Mex.: CIAC Press, 2003, p. 309.
Wright, Barton. Hallmarks of the Southwest. Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2000, p. 169.