Zuni Pauline Lonjose Sun Face Inlaid Mosaic Turqoise Coral MOP Onyx Sterling Silver Post Earrings.
Fabulous Zuni Native America Sunface Earrings signed with an engraving pen P. Lonjose Zuni for Pauline Lonjose, a very talented and revered Zuni Artist. Following in the Zuni tradition of stone work, the craftmanship is excellent.
The Post Earrings for pierced ears are in traditional Sunface Pattern with inlaid or mosaic mother of pearl (MOP), Turquoise, Coral and Onyx. They are set in solid Sterling Silver (unmarked but tested) with a lovely round rope frame. Signed by the artist as mentioned above. P. Lonjose Zuni.
The Sunface is the symbolic representation that can be found in all sorts of Zuni art objects including jewelry. For the Zuni, it is believed to provide warmth, happiness and prosperity to families. They associated the sun with life and thought it to bring playfulness to children.
They measure just shy of 1/2".
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