Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Nila (pronounced neela) Johnson (formerly Nila Cook) is an experienced silversmith who specializes in old style cluster bracelets. She is known for the excellent quality of her work. She has three daughters, and lives on the Navajo reservation. She is well known for her silver jewelry and use of natural stones.
When it comes to silversmithing, Nila Cook-Johnson is a master craftsman. Her choice of stones is superb. Nila’s silver work reflects back on the distant past, to the very origins of the art. With simple tools and materials, Nila creates outstanding objects of wearable art.