Lee Edaakie

In the 1930s and 1940s, Lee and Theodore Edaakie were employed as artisans by C. G. Wallace at his Zuni trading post. Channel inlay and clusterwork pieces that Lee made were collected by Wallace, and several were sold at the 1975 Sotheby's auction of the collection.

Lee Edaakie (Zuni)
Bolo
Turquoise, silver, leather
n.d.
3.5 in. x 4.66 in.; 21 in. long
KMA 89.016.671
 
Lee Edaakie (Zuni)
Ring
Turquoise, silver
n.d.
.875 in. x .75 in.
KMA 89.016.748
 
Ring
Lee or Jacob Edaakie (Zuni)
Silver, turquoise
n.d.
.875 in. x .75 in.
KMA 89.016.761
 
Lee Edaakie (Zuni)
Ring
Silver, mother-of-pearl, jet, turquoise, abalone
n.d.
1.125 in. x 1 in.
KMA 89.016.760
 
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Sources:
Adair, John. The Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths. Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, 1944, p. 199.
Bauver, Robert. Masterworks and Eccentricities: The Druckman Collection. Pittsburg, Pa.: Four Winds Publishing, 2002.
Schaaf, Gregory. Native American Jewelry 1: 1200 Biographies. Santa Fe, N.Mex.: CIAC Press, 2002, p. 145.
Schiffer, Nancy N. Jewelry by Southwest Native Americans: Evolving Designs. West Chester, Pa.: Schiffer Publishing,1990, p. 99.
Slaney, Deborah C. Blue Gem, White Metal: Carvings and Jewelry from the C. G. Wallace Collection. Phoenix: Heard Museum, 1998, p. 15.