Joe Zunie

Brother of jewelers William and Lincoln Zunie, Joe Zunie started working in the early 1960s. He specializes in channel inlay and marks his work with J.Z.J.

Joe Zunie (Zuni)
Silver, mother-of-pearl, jet, shell, turquoise, coral
3 in. x 3 in.; tips 1.15 in. x .5 in.; dangle 1.33 in. x .5 in.; 20.5 in. long
KMA 89.016.591


Bell, Ed and Barbara. Zuni: the Art and the People, vol. 1. Dallas, Tex.: Taylor Publishing Co., 1975, p. 70.
Schaaf, Gregory. American Indian Jewelry I: 1,200 Artist Biographies. Santa Fe, N.Mex.: CIAC Press, 2003, p. 340.
Schiffer, Nancy. Jewelry by Southwest American Indians: Evolving Designs. West Chester, Pa.: Schiffer Publishing, Inc., 1990, p. 101.
Wright, Barton. Hallmarks of the Southwest. Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer Publishing, Inc., 2000, p. 190.