& Sheryl Edaakie
and Sheryl Edaakie are both Zuni Pueblo Indians, who currently reside on
the Zuni reservation. They were married in 1985 and have raised three sons.
Strallie and Sheryl have been making Zuni multi-colored inlaid jewelry since
1986 and have developed a true artistic form of their own. Their work range
from simple two colored inlaid forms to several different stones inlaid
on a single piece. Their work, over the years, has developed into superb
color combinations and balanced designs that are unmatched in other forms
of inlaid jewelry in today's market.
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having been raised in Zuni, New Mexico, and the largest pueblo of the 19
pueblos located in New Mexico, they learned the perfection of multi-stone
inlaid jewelry from their father, Zino Edaakie, who is the brother of the
well-known artist Dennis Edaakie. In their earlier years, their father taught
them the simple method of using basic stones that were available during
those years, but as the years progressed, they started using other various
colors of stones that bring out the rainbow color combinations in their
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of their work has been in prestigious art shows such as the Heard Museum,
Taos Art Show, San Diego Museum of Man Art Show, The Zuni Expo, The Los
Angeles Museum of Art Show, and the Santa Fe Indian Market, to name a few.
While Sheryl devotes her fulltime to their art, Strallie, who has a fulltime
job with the Zuni Utility Department as a manager, helps her part time with