Don Dewa (Don Carlos Dewa)
Don Dewa began making jewelry in 1970, and by the early 1990s he started to produce mosaic inlay, having learned it from his mother-in-law Loretta Quam Eriacho. Don's wife Velma does channelwork, but she works separately from her husband and in an entirely different style. One of Don's most innovative and distinctive designs is his sunface spinner bracelets.

Don Carlos Dewa (Zuni)
Silver, turquoise, coral, mother-of-pearl, yellow clam shell, jet
1.875 in x 2.375 in
KMA 89.016.530

Don Carlos Dewa (Zuni)
Sterling silver, turquoise, jet, yellow-lip mother-of-pearl, coral
c. 1982
3 in. x 1.375 in.
KMA 89.016.626
Don Carlos Dewa (Zuni)
Silver, mother-of-pearl, coral, jet, turquoise
2.64 in. x .5 in. x 2.23 in; 8.34 in long
KMA 89.016.811
Don Carlos Dewa (Zuni)
Silver, mother-of-pearl, coral, shell, turquoise, jet
.875 in. x 1.0625 in. x 1.25 in.
KMA 89.016.1040


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