Horace Iule (Zuni) Silver and Turquoise Bracelet

Silver and turquoise bracelet circa 1940s/1950s. Cuff measures 7 1/4" with a 1 1/2" opening. Hallmarked.

Horace Iule (1901-1978) was a third-generation silversmith and an expert of the casting method. His grandfather, a man known as Sneezing Man, was identified by John Adair in his book Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths as one of the first silversmiths at Zuni Pueblo. Horace taught jewelry making at Zuni Day School, teaching and influencing a whole generation of Zuni smiths. His son, Wilbur Iule, carries on the silversmith tradition.