The History of Southwest Indian Jewelry from Mid 19th Century Through
the 1950’s when the Name-Driven Marketplace Began

Navajo copper squash blossom necklace,
c. 1890
Zuni necklace,
c. 1935-40
Mary Kallestewa,
c. 1940s
Leo Poblano,
c. 1945
Kenneth Begay silver and ironwood necklace,
c. 1955

Steve and Diana Begner of Turkey Mountain Traders will share stories and images of the history and traditions of Southwest jewelry. The lecture will begin with early examples of Navajo, Zuni and Pueblo silverwork, through the history of this beautiful artistry until the time when the art form changed to a name-driven marketplace (about 1965). As that occurs, we witness a new generation of leading artists, including Kenneth Begay, Charles Loloma, and Preston Monongye, “the Big Three” of this era.

Location: Marin Civic Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael
Date: Sunday, February 19th | 10am
Cost: Free