Lupe Iule (1916 - )

Lupe Iule was married to Horace Iule, with whom she collaborated. Lupe continued to work after Horace's death in 1978, using her husband's designs and molds and collaborating with her daughter Celia. Known for his mastery of silvercasting, Horace Iule was one of the first Zunis to produce the mythological Knife-Wing figure in silver. He is best known today for his castwork crosses.
Lupe signs her work LUPE IULE.

Lupe Iule (Zuni)
Cross Necklace with Handmade Chain
n.d.
17 in. long
Silver, turquoise
KMA 89.016.1088
 
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Sources:

Adair, John. The Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths. Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, 1944, p. 137-143.
Bell, Ed and Barbara. Zuni: The Art and the People, vol. 1. Dallas, Tex.: Taylor Publishing Co., 1975, p. 14-15.
Levy, Gordon. Who’s Who in Zuni Jewerly. Denver, Colo.: Western Arts Publishing Co., 1980, p. 63.
Ostler, James, Marian Rodee, and Milford Nahohai. Zuni: A Village of Silversmiths. Zuni, N.Mex.: A:Shiwi Publishing, 1996, p 73-75.
Schaaf, Gregory. American Indian Jewelry I: 1,200 Artist Biographies. Santa Fe, N.Mex.: CIAC Press, 2003, p. 187, 188.
Wright, Barton. Hallmarks of the Southwest. Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2000, p. 81.