The Best of Arizona: Jewelry makers

2011-10-30T00:00:00Z The Best of Arizona: Jewelry makers Arizona Daily Star
October 30, 2011 12:00 am

Charles Loloma

He was Hopi, 1921-1991. Loloma is recognized as the father of contemporary Indian jewelry.

Preston Monongye

A California Indian, adopted by Hopis, 1927-1991. Monongye's called his silver work "new Indian art." It inspired subsequent generations of Hopi silversmiths.

Perry Shorty

Navajo, born in 1964. Shorty uses traditional methods to evoke the jewelry of the 1940s . Each of his pieces includes twisted-wire designs and elegant scrolls.

Rick Manuel

Tohono O'odham, born in 1950. The Sonoran Desert designs and use of overlays distinguish Manuel's work.

NaNa Ping

Pascua Yaqui, born in 1953. Pin blends traditional and contemporary design with precise lapidary work.

- Selected by Diane Dittemore, the ethnological collections curator at the Arizona State Museum, and Mark Bahti, Bahti Indian Arts.

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