Silas Ohmsatte (1939-1990s) and Bertie Ohmsatt

Husband-and-wife team Silas and Bertise Ohmsatte worked in mosaic inlay.

Inlaid Silver Pendant
Silas and Berdie Ohmsatte (Zuni)
silver, coral, turquoise, jet, malachite
1977
3 in. long x 2 in. wide
KMA 89.016.697
 
Inlaid Silver Bracelet
Silas and Berdie Ohmsatte (Zuni)
silver, coral, turquoise, jet, shell
1977
7 in. long x 1.5 in. wide
KMA 89.016.698
 
Reversible Inlaid Silver Concha Belt 
Silas and Berdie Ohmsatte (Zuni)
silver, coral, turquoise, jet, shell
1977
39.5 in. long
coral and turquoise inlay (reversible belt with buckle, 8 conchas and 9 linking sections)
KMA 89.016.125 A & B
Side A.

Side B.


Links:
http://www.americanmastersofstone.com/Artists/Ohmsatte,%20Silas.htm
http://www.epier.com/Antiques&Art/NativeAmerican/856523.asp#fulldesc
http://www.epier.com/Antiques&Art/NativeAmerican/856523.asp#fulldesc
http://www.americanmastersofstone.com/Artists/Ohmsatte,%2Osilas/Conch-Belt.jpg


Sources:
Cirillo, Dexter. Southwestern Indian Jewelry: New York: Abbeville Press, 1992, p. 94-95.
Schaaf, Gregory. American Indian Jewery 1: 1200 Artist Bibliographies. Santa Fe, NM: CIAC Press, 2003, p. 249.
Schiffer, Nancy. Jewelry by Southwest American Indians: Evolving Designs. West
Chester, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1990, p. 41.
Wright, Barton. Hallmarks of the Southwest. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2000, p. 127.