Vintage Zuni Rainbow Man Necklace-Attrib. Leo Poblano
We acquired a collection of amazing Zuni inlay art from a private collection. The family dates the set back 60 + years and attributes the pieces to Zuni artist Leo Poblano. Instead of putting all five pieces together we broke up the set. You can tell the pin, bracelet, ring, and pierced earrings were from a set. The necklace is very similar, but the inlay does not follow the inlay pattern of the other four pieces. On the necklace you will find the bottom large Rainbow Man is full of character with the big curved design. All of the pieces are in excellent shape, especially for the age. It appears the earrings might have been originally a screw back and converted to pierce later on. You will find gorgeous pieces of Blue Gem Turquoise, spiny oyster shell, mother of pearl, and jet in all of the pieces. Consider the whole set, all five pieces have been together for a very longtime and difficult to find such nice matches by Leo Poblano and this age.