Bolo and buckle set - both signed "RBL". 14 kt gold overlay - bolo and belt buckle, purchased directly from Robert; 1970s. Signed "RBL". From the Sleeping Beauty Mine. Zuni husband and wife Robert and Bernice Leekya are known for their bold turquoise nugget jewelry. They have been making unique pieces since 1953. Robert was taught by his father, a master Zuni jeweler Leekya Deyuse. Robert shares the RLB stamp with his wife Bernice Leekya who specializes in cluster work. The larger L extends below the B.
PERIOD: After 1950
ORIGIN: Navajo, Southwest
SIZE: Bolo: 1" x 2" Buckle: 2" x 3"