Hip, famous, and fabulous – that’s Dylan Poblano – and his jewelry.
A self-defined minimalist/modernist, his marvelously creative work was tapped for a major, national museum show before he turned 30, is in many important collections, and has been shown at New York’s Fashion Week, as well as Native art shows.
His grandfather, Leo Poblano, and mother, Veronica Poblano, started the trend to innovate and modernize Zuni jewelry, and Dylan carries it even farther.
This pleated headlight of sterling silver is a statement ring par excellence!
It seems inspired by the large rosette rings, of tiny, inlaid slivers of turquoise or coral, that have been traditional in Zuni, for over a century, at least.
Those famed, petit point masterpieces, were meant to proclaim the wearer’s wealth and sense of occasion.
This stunning descendent proclaims the wearer’s fashion sense, and the artist’s witty take on tradition.
Hand-pleated sterling silver forms a dazzling sunburst of gleaming, corrugated texture.
Leaving a small hole in the center, where a bit of the shank, and a little reinforcing rod of silver, show through, resembles an abstract Sunface, an iconic, traditional Zuni motif.
With singular expertise, and clever artistry, tradition is tuned into a contemporary sensation.
The shank is a sturdy rolled circle, flat on the interior for comfort.
Wear this, and a pair of compatible earrings, and a you will shine as brightly as the sun, day and night.