These earrings were handcrafted by a husband-and-wife team from Zuni Pueblo, Eldrick and Charlotte Seoutewa. Two inlaid pieces set in sterling silver have been connected together to create one finely crafted work of art.
The sunface features blue turquoise, black jet, red coral, and gold lip mother of pearl, and the feather with white mother of pearl and black jet. This is a beautiful pair that will be a treasured addition to any Native American jewelry collection.
- Earrings handcrafted by Eldrick and Charlotte Seoutewa (Zuni Pueblo)
- Sunface and feather
- Turquoise, coral, gold lip and white mother of pearl, black jet
- Channel inlay
- Earrings measures 2-1/4” long x 1” wide
- Post and clutch closure
- Comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity
Handcrafted works of Native American art require special care. For more information about proper care and cleaning, please read our Care Guide.
Eldrick and Charlotte Seoutewa are a husband-and-wife team from Zuni Pueblo known for their detailed inlay and point work. Both began by watching their parents create traditional inlay and point works of art.
Many Native American artists are inspired by their rich cultural history and the traditions of art, dance, community, and cuisine that have been carefully passed down for generations. From colorful shell beadwork and mosaic inlay to Navajo weaving and Pueblo pottery, many art forms are unique to the Pueblo people of New Mexico and tribes of the Southwest.
Native American artists are inspired to preserve these traditional art forms, using them to tell stories of their history and culture while also preserving the high standards of craftsmanship that make their work distinctive, valuable, and lasting.
Channel inlay is a distinctive jewelry technique closely associated with Native American people of the Southwest, particularly Zuni jewelers. When creating channel inlay jewelry, artists set precisely cut gemstones into pre-formed silver channels. The technique allows artists to use colorful combinations of gemstones in complex and creative patterns. Channel inlay requires masterful silversmithing and lapidary skills, and is utilized by Native American jewelers to create magnificent jewelry pieces recognized for their craftsmanship and beauty as art.Read our Native American Jewelry Collector's Guide.
At Shumakolowa Native Arts, we guarantee that your purchase is an original and authentic work handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. We ask our artists to complete an extensive certification process, and to provide a CIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card and other documentation of their Native American heritage. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product to guarantee it is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes, and natural materials of only the highest quality. We record the place and date of each purchase and pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to make a living practicing their craft.
Every work of handcrafted art comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by an artist or buyer. At a time when many commercially made products are being sold as handcrafted Native American art, our in-depth purchase process allows us to guarantee the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 35 years, we have made it a priority to visit artists in their studio or home to purchase their latest handcrafted pieces and learn about their work. We have developed lasting relationships with artists, as well as dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art.