Sterling Silver Belt Buckle

XL Ralph Lillie Kallestewa Zuni BELT BUCKLE Knifewing Sterling Silver DAZZLES

XL Ralph Lillie Kallestewa Zuni BELT BUCKLE Knifewing Sterling Silver DAZZLES
XL Ralph Lillie Kallestewa Zuni BELT BUCKLE Knifewing Sterling Silver DAZZLES
XL Ralph Lillie Kallestewa Zuni BELT BUCKLE Knifewing Sterling Silver DAZZLES
XL Ralph Lillie Kallestewa Zuni BELT BUCKLE Knifewing Sterling Silver DAZZLES
XL Ralph Lillie Kallestewa Zuni BELT BUCKLE Knifewing Sterling Silver DAZZLES
XL Ralph Lillie Kallestewa Zuni BELT BUCKLE Knifewing Sterling Silver DAZZLES
XL Ralph Lillie Kallestewa Zuni BELT BUCKLE Knifewing Sterling Silver DAZZLES
XL Ralph Lillie Kallestewa Zuni BELT BUCKLE Knifewing Sterling Silver DAZZLES
XL Ralph Lillie Kallestewa Zuni BELT BUCKLE Knifewing Sterling Silver DAZZLES
XL Ralph Lillie Kallestewa Zuni BELT BUCKLE Knifewing Sterling Silver DAZZLES
XL Ralph Lillie Kallestewa Zuni BELT BUCKLE Knifewing Sterling Silver DAZZLES
XL Ralph Lillie Kallestewa Zuni BELT BUCKLE Knifewing Sterling Silver DAZZLES

XL Ralph Lillie Kallestewa Zuni BELT BUCKLE Knifewing Sterling Silver DAZZLES
Signed Ralph & Lillie Kallestewa Zuni Sterling Silver Channel Inlay. Hand Cast Sterling w/Turquoise, Mother of Pearl, Jet, and Shell. 3.5" X 2.56" (will accept a belt of up to 1.45). 89.8 grams = 2.89Troy ounces. Stamp Signed "RLK STERLING" on the reverse of the Buckle. The Kallestewa "Knifewing" Belt Buckle. This wonderful Belt Buckle was made by the famous Zuni couple Ralph and Lillie Kallestewa. Ralph was born in 1929 and Lillie in 1932. Their work can be found in countless museums and galleries.

It can also be found in the major Native Jewelry catalogs and reference books. A few are listed below. This is stamp signed with the Hallmark "RLK" on the back of the buckle. It is guaranteed to be Sterling Silver and authentic. There are significant defects like cracked or loose stones, noticeable scratches, etc.

There is very light tarnish... I believe you will be pleased!

In 2010 Tohio Sei wrote an excellent book about Knifewing and Rainbow Man designs in Zuni jewelry in the reference below (see). They have a strong presence and this buckle seems to "reflect" that spirit. It glows in the daylight! This amazing Kallestewa Knifewing Man Belt Buckle is full of character and will be recognized by many people. When you take a look at the pictures, please inspect the way the Sterling Silver has been hand cast into the heavy buckle.

It contains dozens of inlayed Turquoise, Jet, and Mother of Pearl that are expertly set in a very pleasing and bold Knifewing design. This Extra Large Buckle is quite remarkable! Your friends may compliment you and your taste in Zuni Jewelry. Recommended Reference Books - This artist is referenced if there is a page # shown below.

"AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY I" - Gregory Schaaf. "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY II: A-L" - Gregory Schaaf- pages 290-291. "HALLMARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST"- Barton Wright - page 91. "THE LITTLE BOOK OF SOUTHWESTERN SILVER" - Billie Hougart - page 178.

"KNIFEWING AND RAINBOWMAN IN ZUNI JEWELRY" - Toshio Sei. The item "XL Ralph Lillie Kallestewa Zuni BELT BUCKLE Knifewing Sterling Silver DAZZLES" is in sale since Friday, November 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Other Native American Jewelry"." and is located in Tucson, Arizona.

This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.

  • Jewelry Type: Belt Buckles
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Metal Purity: .925, Sterling
  • Main Stone: Turquoise
  • Country of Origin: Zuni Reservation, USA
  • Tribal Affiliation: Zuni
  • Signed?

    : Signed

  • Artisan: Ralph and Lillie Kallestewa
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States


XL Ralph Lillie Kallestewa Zuni BELT BUCKLE Knifewing Sterling Silver DAZZLES