Return to Full List. Edith Tsabetsaye, Concho Belt, Sleeping Beauty Turq, Silver, Zuni Handmade, 45 in. Height: 2in, Width: 2in. Height: in, Width: in. Zuni artist Edith Tsabetsaye started making traditional cluster jewelry in the 1950s. She excelled at this popular style, but she knew she wanted to do something different. A new style of stone work was invented in Zuni during the late 1940s. When Edith decided she would make needlepoint pieces the technique was in its infancy. The idea was the same. Consistency in the color, size and shape of the turquoise stones. Also, the small needlepoint cuts would be set in cluster patterns. Edith took it to another level. She didn’t just shape turquoise into boring skinny rectangle cuts. Edith masterfully transformed her stones into these individual works of art. You immediately recognize an Edith Tsabetsaye cut by the high dome and crescent shape. It is hard to imagine shaping one stone like this, but she does it to every stone she sets. This belt is filled with 1212 perfectly matched Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stones. It took three years to complete this eleven piece belt. Every time she brought us a concho we knew that this was going to be something very special. Edith completed the belt just in time for the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial. Her handmade creation won “Best in Category” in the lapidary division. We asked her if she would be interested in doing a coral belt, but thought maybe this would be the last belt she would make. The Perry Null Trading Newsletter has the latest items, artist interviews and fun articles… And its waiting for you! Discuss Native American art authenticity. Show us the great items you own. Participate in hallmark research. Discover Native American art information of all kinds! Ships within 24 hours, Mon – Sat. Ask us anything: Perry Null Trading contact form. If you wish to return an item ordered from Perry Null Trading within 14 days of receipt. Once the order is placed. The item “Edith Tsabetsaye, Concho Belt, Sleeping Beauty Turq, Silver, Zuni Handmade, 45 in” is in sale since Saturday, October 01, 2016. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Other Native American Jewelry”. The seller is “pntrader” and is located in Gallup, New Mexico. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Jewelry Type: Belts
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Main Stone: Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
- Country of Origin: United States
- Tribal Affiliation: Zuni
- Signed?: Signed
- Artisan: Tsabetsaye, Edith