Harlan Coonsis (1958- )
Originally, Harlan Coonsis collaborated with his first wife, Rolanda. He did the silverwork, and she did the stonework. More recently, he has collaborated with his present wife Monica. Harlan learned the art from parents, Juan Coonsis and Lorraine Nastacio. When working by himself and with Rolanda, Harlan signed his work with H. R. COONSIS ZUNI. When working with Monica he has used H. M. COONSIS.
Harlan Coonsis (Zuni)
Silver, lapis, turquoise, coral, jet
1.875 in. x 1 in.
KMA 89.016.1057
Harlan Coonsis (Zuni)
Silver, brown stone (or wood), turquoise, possibly jet
.63 in. x 1 in.
KMA 89.016.1049
Harlan and Rolanda Coonsis (Zuni)
Silver, coral, turquoise, mother-of-pearl and/or concha, shell, jet malachite, tiger eye, lapis lazuli, other
20th century
1.5 in. x 1 in.; 35 in. long
KMA 89.016.53

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