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Perry Shorty

Perry shorty is a young Navajo jewelry maker who has found his niche in the classic period which began in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. He’s a stickler for quality and won’t sacrifice it for quantity. He began making jewelry after working in a store in Gallup selling materials to artists and seeing what they were getting for their work. What started out as making a few extra dollars has become a career for this 43 year old Pentecostal preacher. He doesn’t produce as much as he used to but spends more time preaching. See our web site for more of his work.