Copper Bracelet with Southwest Pueblo Dancer Images

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Southwest
  • Medium: Copper
  • Size: 5-½” end to end;
    1-¾”opening; 1-¼” wide
    Wrist size: 7-¼"
  • Item # C4072Y
  • Price: $295.00

This amazing copper bracelet was most definitely made for the tourist market. The wide copper cuff is decorated with two Buffalo Dancers rendered in perfect detail. From the headdress and rattle to the dance kilt, every aspect of the Buffalo Dancer is authentically reproduced.  Centered between the two Pueblo dancers is a Navajo Rainbow Guardian Yei. Placed beneath the yei is a cloud motif.

The bracelet is in the style of pieces that were made in the 1940s and 1950s by Bell Trading in Albuquerque, but there is no hallmark indicating it was indeed made by Bell. The piece was cast in a mold and has “solid copper” stamped on the inside. The allure of this piece is the exactitude of the design elements.


Condition: The Copper Bracelet with Southwest Pueblo Dancer Images is in excellent condition

Provenance: From a Colorado Southwest Indian Jewelry collector

Recommended Reading:  Inventing the Southwest: The Fred Harvey Company and Native American Art by Kathleen Howard and Diana Pardue

Relative Links: Southwest Indian Jewelrybracelet


HOW TO MEASURE YOUR WRIST FOR BRACELET SIZE

Measure your wrist with a flexible tape measurement or a strip of paper just below the wrist bone, where you would normally wear the bracelet.

Option: If you are using a plain strip of paper, mark your size with a pen or pencil then use a ruler to measure the length. That would be your wrist size.

Tip: Do you want a snug or loose fit? Well, that really will vary between everyone. If you are buying a delicate bracelet, we suggest doing a snug fit. Most other bracelets should have a comfort fit except when buying large or thick cuffs or bangles. It's best to buy large bracelets with a loose fit so you don't feel like you are suffocating your wrist, or it will be worn over clothing.

 

 

Fitting Style Add inch(es) to wrist size
Snug Fit Add 1/4" to 1/2"
Comfort Fit Add 3/4" to 1"
Loose Fit Add 1 1/4"

Alternate Side view of this bracelet showing the Buffalo Dancer.


Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Southwest
  • Medium: Copper
  • Size: 5-½” end to end;
    1-¾”opening; 1-¼” wide
    Wrist size: 7-¼"
  • Item # C4072Y
  • Price: $295.00

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