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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.
Inventory #: KJP31-35
Size: - L. 1 5/8" x W. 7/8"
Artist/Hallmark: Attributed to Virgil Dishta Sr.
Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition,
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