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AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN ART

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Vintage Inlaid Turquoise Cuff #VITC100

$429.00

Artist: Unknown         FREE SHIPPING!

Tribe : Navajo

Material: Turquoise, Sterling Silver

Measurements: Shown in Pictures :)

~Navajo Jewelry~

The Navajo, or Diné, began working with silver in the 19th century. Atsidi Sani, aka "Old Smith," (c. 1828-1918)who may have been the first Navajo blacksmith and is credited as the first Navajo silversmith, learned to work silver from a Mexican smith as early as 1853.Navajo silversmiths make buckles, bridles, buttons, rings, canteens, hollow beads, earrings, crescent-shaped pendants (called "najas"), bracelets, crosses, tobacco canteens, and disks, known as "conchas" or conchos" - typically used to decorate belts - made from copper, steel, iron, and most commonly, silver.Turquoise is closely associated with Navajo jewelry, but it was not until 1880 that the first turquoise was known to be set in silver. Turquoise became much more readily available in ensuing decades. Coral and other semi-precious stones came into common use around 1900.One of the most important forms of Navajo and Southwestern Native American jewelry, is the Squash Blossom Necklace.This jewelry has such a unique look and style that sets it apart. A beautiful tradition rich in culture and history.



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