Barney Iule

Barney Iule is the son of famous Zuni jeweler Horace Iule. Like his father, Barney specializes in cast silverwork. 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. Horace's other son Philip, his daughter Lupe Iule and her husband George Leekity also do casting, as does Lupe and George's daughter Rosella Leekity.

Barney Iule (Zuni)
Cross pendant
Turquoise, silver
3 in. x 2 in.; 22 in. long
KMA 89.016.633
Schaaf, Gregory. American Indian Jewelry I: 1,200 Artist Biographies. Santa Fe, N.Mex.: CIAC Press, 2003, p. 187.