Mary Kallestewa (or Kalestewa or Kalistewa)

Sister of Juanita Homer, Mary Kallestewa worked at Zuni trader C. G. Wallace's post with her husband Lapelle. Known for her mosaic overlay, her work is characterized by geometric designs that were influenced by the archaeological dig at Hawikku.


Kirkham, Pat. Women Designers in the USA, 1900-2000: Diversity and Difference. Yale University Press, 2002.
Slaney, Deborah C. Blue Gem, White Metal: Carvings and Jewelry from the C.G. Wallace Collection. Phoenix, Ariz.: Heard Museum, 1998, p. 31.