Native American Zuni Minnie Mouse Pin/pendant By Paula Leekity
ZUNI MINNIE MOUSE PIN/PENDANT BY PAULA LEEKITY. Zuni jeweler Paula Leekity made this lovely Minnie Mouse pin (can also be worn as a pendant). Zuni artists are known for their fine lapidary skills. Each stone is hand cut, polished, and set into a sterling silver setting. The ring is inlaid with Mother of Pearl Shell, Coral, Pink Mussel, and Jet. Zuni Pueblo is the largest pueblo in New Mexico, and because of its location, Zuni is the most traditional. Continuing to make jewelry, fetishes, and pottery, most of the people of Zuni are artists.
Zuni jewelry makers are known for lapidary skills including inlay, needlepoint, and petite point work.