Virgil Dishta (c. 1910- ? )

Virgil Dishta was the son of Frank Dishta (1902-1954) and Pauline Dishta, who produced channel inlay for trader C. G. Wallace in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Virgil and his wife Margaret also made channel inlay for Wallace.

Virgil Dishta (Zuni)
Buckle Set: Four Piece Flower Design Set
silver and turquoise clusterwork
1960
5 in. long
KMA 89.016.454
 
Links:
www.galleryofthesouthwest.com/htmlsite/popup.asp?img1=buckle.jpg&pid=247
www.turkey-mountain.com/jewelry/pins/pi2841.JPG
Sources:
Adair, John. The Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths. Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, 1944, p. 198.
Bassman, Theda. Zuni Jewelry. West Chester, Pa.: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1992, p. 12-13.
Baxter, Paula. Southwest Silver Jewelry. Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001, p. 155, 196.
Schaaf, Gregory. American Indian Jewelry 1: 1200 Bibliographies. Santa Fe, N.Mex.: CIAC Press. 2003, p. 141.
Slaney, Deborah C. Blue Gem, White Metal: Carvings and Jewelry from the C.G.
Wallace Collection. Phoenix, Ariz.: Heard Museum, 1998, p. 20, 39.
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