Natural Cerrillos Turquoise Tufa Cast Sterling Silver Spider Web Belt Buckle by Joel Pajarito, Kewa Pueblo

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Natural Cerrillos Turquoise Tufa Cast Sterling Silver Spider Web Belt Buckle by Joel Pajarito, Kewa Pueblo

440.00

Handmade by talented artist Joel Pajarito, this sterling silver tufa cast belt buckle features a beautiful green and brown Natural Cerrillos Turquoise cabochon. This piece measures approximately 3” x 2” and is signed and dated by Joel.

Joel Pajarito is part of a well known family of silversmiths and stone inlayers of Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico.  Taught the creative arts by his great-grandfather, Leo Santiago Coriz, his grandmother, Mary Coriz Lovato, and his father, Anthony Lovato of Kewa Pueblo. Using soft tufa stone to cast sterling silver pieces is a classic element in his family's work, and he carries that tradition.  Joel also inherited the link design from his great-grandfather Leo and he continues this beautiful style of jewelry making today.

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