Kewa / Santa Domingo - Lorenzo Tortalita,  Sterling with 36 Gem Grade Kingman Turquoise Nugget Cluster Bracelet. C. 1960-70sKewa / Santa Domingo - Lorenzo Tortalita,  Sterling with 36 Gem Grade Kingman Turquoise Nugget Cluster Bracelet. C. 1960-70sKewa / Santa Domingo - Lorenzo Tortalita,  Sterling with 36 Gem Grade Kingman Turquoise Nugget Cluster Bracelet. C. 1960-70sKewa / Santa Domingo - Lorenzo Tortalita,  Sterling with 36 Gem Grade Kingman Turquoise Nugget Cluster Bracelet. C. 1960-70sKewa / Santa Domingo - Lorenzo Tortalita,  Sterling with 36 Gem Grade Kingman Turquoise Nugget Cluster Bracelet. C. 1960-70sKewa / Santa Domingo - Lorenzo Tortalita,  Sterling with 36 Gem Grade Kingman Turquoise Nugget Cluster Bracelet. C. 1960-70s

Hello and thank you for your interest in our inventory. Up for your consideration today is this MAGNIFICENT Sterling Silver with 36 Natural Gem Grade Kingman Turquoise Nugget Cluster Bracelet by Kewa Pueblo (Santo Domingo) Silversmith Lorenzo Tortalita.

Ref., American Indian Jewelry III: M-Z 2,100 Artist Biographies BY GREGORY SCHAFF ASSISTED BY ANGIE YAN SCHAAF

Lorenzo Tortalita (stamps LT inside several different symbols: bear paw, hand, circle, shield) (Kewa [Santo Domingo], active ca. pre-1970-?: silver jewelry, weaving, leather and beadwork)

LIFESPAN: February 3, 1925 – October 1, 1998; RESIDENCE: Kewa [Santo Domingo] Pueblo, NM

FAMILY: son of Cipriana Tenorio Tortalita & Reyes Tortalita; brother of Joe Tortalita, Teresita Tortalita, Tony Tortalita; husband of Vickie Reano Tortalita; father of Eileen Tortalita; grandfather of Kaylene Tortalita, Lanaeda Tortalita

STUDENT: Dorothy Tortalita

AWARDS: 1970, 1st; 1977, 3rd, Indian Market, Santa Fe

EXHIBITIONS: 1963-98, Indian Market, Santa Fe; Portal, Santa Fe

DEMONSTRATIONS: Packard’s on the Plaza, Santa Fe

PUBLICATIONS: Santo Domingo Pueblo Census 1941, 1953, 1968, 1980; SWAIA Quarterly Fall 1971:10; Indian Artist Summer 1996:26; Painter 1998:174; Fox 1998:90; Keegan 1999:195, 202; Wright 2000:168, 204, 219, 265; Schaaf 2001:307.

Inventory #: 197NAV600

Size: Inside L. 5" x W. 1.5" x Opening 1.5"

Stone Weight: 105cts

Weight: 114g

Circa: 1960-70s

Artist/Hallmark: L =Lorenzo Tortalita The hallmark has been verified by the Wheelright Museum in Santa Fe, NM.

Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition.

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Item ID: 197NAV600


Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver/Blue/Green, Size: Inside L. 5" x W. 1.5" x Opening 1.5"

Kewa / Santa Domingo - Lorenzo Tortalita, Sterling with 36 Gem Grade Kingman Turquoise Nugget Cluster Bracelet. C. 1960-70s

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