Rolanda Haloo (1958- )
Rolanda Haloo (Coonsis) is the daughter of Jacob Haloo. She makes inlay jewelry featuring highly detailed representations of birds. She also does Knife Wings and Rainbowmen in her father's style. Rolanda does her own casting of rings and backings, and prefers semi-precious stones over shell for inlay.
During her first marriage, Rolanda worked with husband Harlan Coonsis under the name of Rolanda Coonsis. They signed their collaborative work with H. R. COONSIS ZUNI. After their divorce, Rolanda returned to her maiden name. Roland's sisters Dolly Banteah, Lolita Natachu, and Nancy Laconsello are also jewelers. Her son Colin started making jewelry at the age of 14 and has become recognized as an important younger Zuni artist.
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

Colin Coonsis’ webpage concerning his family and art:


Ostler, James, Marian Rodee, and Milford Najohai. Zuni: A Village of Silversmiths. Zuni,
N.Mex.:Zuni A:Shiwi Publishing, 1996, p. 70, 102-103.