Darrell Shebola's remarkable Eagle belt buckle is a first for this artist who is known for incredible inlaid animal jewelry. This hand-fabricated sterling silver buckle is flash back in these modern times and is quickly becoming a rare item. The inlaid eagle is created from bright blue turquoise with mother of pearl and pen shell. The buckle also features a Zuni sunface with turquoise, coral and yellow lip shell that has been inlaid with jet as well as two pieces of of darker green turquoise and orange spiny oyster shell at each corner. The buckle measures about 2 1/2" long by 2 1/8" tall and would fit a belt strap of 1" or smaller. Signed by the artist.
Please click here to learn more about traditional inlay jewelry in Toshio Sei's 2013 copyrighted book "Figural Designs in Zuni Jewelry". This wonderful publication is not included with Darrell's belt buckle but can be purchased separately.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this eagle fetish will go to the Zuni Eagle Sanctuary. Please see our resources page for more information on the sanctuary.
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