The premier artist of his era, DENNIS EDAAKIE. Famous for his bird theme, Dennis was a master of both silver and lapidary. In his own village of Zuni, other jewelers lauded the precision of his inlay, and the smooth curved lines of his lapidary was jaw dropping. And the gentle curve of his silver plate was the FIRST in Zuni, often copied, never equaled. EDAAKIE means top level quality.
The hallmark, “DENNIS E,” is Edaakie’s earliest, ca. 1968-69.