Fred Natachu and Lolita Natachu

Fred and Lolita Natachu 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. Fred and Lolita stamp their work with F. L. NATACHU.

F. L. Natachu (Zuni)
Mosaic Inlay Belt Buckle of a Knifewing God
n.d.
2” x 3”
silver, jet, coral and turquoise
KMA 89.016.327
 

Links:

http://www.sedonaindianjewelry.com/Jewelry/Zuni.html
http://www.pueblodirect.com/oldpawnbolos2.html
http://colincoonsis87.tripod.com/id5.html
http://www.americana.net/jewelry_history_article.html
http://www.collectorsguide.com/ts/g298.html
http://www.thezuniconnection.com/dssbhthezuniconnection8b.html
http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/coll/averydb/default.asp


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Bassman, Theda. Zuni Jewelry. West Chester, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1992, p. 15.
Bell, Ed and Barbara. Zuni: The Art and the People Vol. 3. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Co., 1977, p. 56-57.
Ostler, James, Marian Rodee, and Milford Najoihai. Zuni: A Village of Silversmiths.
Zuni, N.Mex.: Zuni A:Shiwi Publishing, 1996, p. 52.
Schaaf, Gregry. American Indian Jewelry: 1200 Artist Biographies. Santa Fe, NM: CIAC Press, 2003, p. 241-242.
Schiffer, Nancy. Jewelry by Southwest American Indians: Evolving Designs. West Chester, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1990, p. 52.
Wright, Barton. Hallmarks of the Southwest. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2000.