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Dina Huntinghorse

Born in Oklahoma, to the Wichita tribe of Plains Indians, Dina’s career in art began with drawing horses – still one of her enduring motifs. A relative taught her beadwork, and she became known for her traditional deerskin purses, decorated with beads. Jewelry came later in life, when her husband, the late Navajo jeweler Herbert Taylor, became her teacher.
Endowed with artistic talent in many ways, DIna has become known as a gifted, award-winning jeweler. Her work is featured in galleries throughout the southwest, and she is a regular participant at the Heard Museum Market and the Santa Fe Indian Market.She is particularly known for her work in gold, as well as silver. Both the horse and the wolf are favored images in her work, which continues the traditions of her tribe, in modern and personal ways.