Born in 1956 , She learned jewelry-making from her father, Jacob Haloo, who also taught her cousin, Dennis Edaakie, one of the most renowned Zuni artists. At first, she concentrated on bird inlays and other traditional jewelry designs, but she is best known today for her inlaid dragonfly figures. In keeping with the family tradition, Rolanda Haloo went on to teach her son, Colin Coonsis, the art of jewelry-making and fine Zuni inlay technique. Rolanda has been honored with prizes at Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial, Santa Fe Indian Market, and the Zuni Show at Museum of Northern Arizona.
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