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Indian School Foot Locker Carved and Painted

Horace Iule

About The Indian School Foot Locker Carved and Painted

Known for his utlilization of knifewing elements in Iule's jewelry, his foot locker, carved and painted, hosts 5 butterflies and 4  knifewing figures.

This foot locker is a piece of history!

Horace would have taken it with him to boarding school, keeping it positioned near his bed.  In it he kept his personal belongings from home.  He was known to have attended the Phoenix Indian School in the early 1920's.

Marked Down $3,800.00

Gallery Price $5,200.00

Item Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Known for his utlilization of knifewing elements in Iule's jewelry, his foot locker, carved and painted, hosts 5 butterflies and 4  knifewing figures.

This foot locker is a piece of history!

Horace would have taken it with him to boarding school, keeping it positioned near his bed.  In it he kept his personal belongings from home.  He was known to have attended the Phoenix Indian School in the early 1920's.

About the Artist

(Circa 1900 - late 1970's) Taught to make jewelry by his father, Horace Iule was known for his sandcast work, his channel inlay and cluster work as well as his crosses often adorned with set stones of turquoise or coral.  He was a third generation Zuni jeweler, learning silversmithing from his father in 1924 after having learned blacksmithing at the Phoenix Indian School in the early 1920's.  

"He is credited with being the first in 1928 to create jewelry based on Knifewing, the Zuni spirit of the Zenith. Iule carved his sandcast molds out of stone."  Gregory Schaaf's book American Indian Jewelry I 1,200 Artists Biographies

Medium Wood, paint, leather handles, brass lock and latch
Size 10 1/2" height X 18" length X 10" depth
Signed "H. Iule" painted on lid
Date of creation Early 1920's
Condition Good to fair. Leather handles on each of two ends are broken. There is a sizeable hole in the locker's bottom (1 1/2" ht X 4 1/2" length). Clasp is no longer functional.
Provenance FE Northern Arizona collector of weird but wonderful items WH
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