Zuni – Virgil or Vincent Dishta, Sterling & Turquoise Inlay BraceletZuni – Virgil or Vincent Dishta, Sterling & Turquoise Inlay BraceletZuni – Virgil or Vincent Dishta, Sterling & Turquoise Inlay BraceletZuni – Virgil or Vincent Dishta, Sterling & Turquoise Inlay BraceletZuni – Virgil or Vincent Dishta, Sterling & Turquoise Inlay BraceletZuni – Virgil or Vincent Dishta, Sterling & Turquoise Inlay BraceletZuni – Virgil or Vincent Dishta, Sterling & Turquoise Inlay BraceletZuni – Virgil or Vincent Dishta, Sterling & Turquoise Inlay BraceletZuni – Virgil or Vincent Dishta, Sterling & Turquoise Inlay Bracelet

Hello and thank you for your interest in our inventory. Today I’m pleased to offer you this OH SO SWEET Zuni - Virgil or Vincent Dishta, sterling silver and turquoise channel inlay bracelet. This bracelet has 13 round channel inlay turquoise that have been ground flush. The late great Zuni Master Silversmith Frank Dishta started this design back in the 1920s. Frank is the father of Virgil and the grandfather of Vincent. The bracelet has stampwork on the sides and is well made. It has been tested to be 925 Sterling. Below are the biographies of Virgil and Vincent.

Ref., American Indian Jewelry II: A-L 1800 Artist Biographies
BY GREGORY SCHAFF ASSISTED BY ANGIE YAN SCHAAF

Virgil Dishta, Sr. (Dishde, Dashta, Dechta), (hallmark - V. DISHTA) (Zuni, active ca. late 1930s-2000: channel inlay, small “inlay circle” jewelry, squash blossom necklaces, ranger sets, paintings)

BORN: ca. 1921;

RESIDENCE: Zuni Pueblo, NM

FAMILY: son of Pauline & Frank Dishta; husband of Mrs. Dishta; father of Virgil Dishta, Jr., Vincent Dishta, five other children; great-uncle of Duane Dishta

TEACHERS: his parents

STUDENTS: his children

AWARDS: 1950, Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial, Gallup, NM; Special Award, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe

COLLECTIONS: Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, OH; Helen Kersting Collection, Eiteljorg Museum; Dr. Gregory & Angie Yan Schaaf, Santa Fe

PUBLICATIONS: U.S. Census, 1926, 1930, Zuni Pueblo, McKinley County, NM; roll 1396, p. 3B, Enumeration District 31; Adair 1944:198; Snodgrass 1965; Bassman 1992:12-13; Lester 1995:153; Baxter 2001:155, 196; Schaaf 2003:141.

Virgil Dishta, Sr. is the son of the original Frank Dishta and Pauline Dishta. Virgil carried on their unique style of small circle channel inlay. After 60+ years of jewelry making, Virgil has gone all but blind from the intricate process of cutting and setting these tiny stones.

Vincent Dishta (Jr.) (hallmark – VM DISHTA, when collaborating with Marvina Dishta, his wife; sometimes also S/S for sterling silver) (Zuni, active ca. 1970s-present: small circle channel inlay jewelry)

BORN: ca. 1950;

RESIDENCE: Zuni Pueblo, NM

FAMILY: grandson of Frank Dishta & Pauline Dishta; son of Vincent Dishta, Sr.; brother of Virgil Dishta, Jr.; husband of Marvina Dishta

Inventory #: 249ZUN35

Size: Inside L. 5.25" x W. 3/16" x Opening 1.25"

Weight: 8.3g

Circa: 1960-70s

Artist/Hallmark: Virgil or Vincent Dishta

Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition,

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Item ID: 249ZUN35


Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver/Green, Size: Size: Inside L. 5.25" x W. 3/16" x Opening 1.25"

Zuni – Virgil or Vincent Dishta, Sterling & Turquoise Inlay Bracelet

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