Navajo Sterling Silver and Turquoise Butterfly Diné Pin

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Pins
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Turquoise
  • Size: 1-1/8" x 1"
  • Item # 25271
  • Price: $175.00

The Diné artist who made this Navajo pin used stamp work as well as soldered pieces of silver to create the effect of a real butterfly. The artist used small floral-shape stamps to create designs on the wings and added a piece of silver to create the mid-section of the butterfly at which point he inserted a deep blue turquoise stone. Little round silver balls and silver wire make up the head and antennae. It is a tribute to the Navajo silversmith's attention-to-detail in rendering fine points of nature in their jewelry.

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Pins
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Turquoise
  • Size: 1-1/8" x 1"
  • Item # 25271
  • Price: $175.00

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