Heavy Silver Content Diné Bracelet

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: sterling silver
  • Size: 4-¾” inside end-to-end;
    1” opening; ⅜” width;
    Wrist Size 5-¾
  • Item # C4643.74
  • Price: $350

This Diné of the Navajo Nation silver bracelet was cast in a straight position and then heated and bent to its present position. Such casting is sometimes called "sand casting" or "tufa casting." Prior to casting, the desired design was carved into the soft, porous stone in which the molten silver would be poured. The bracelet appears to date from the mid-twentieth century. Such bracelets are often combined with other silver bracelets and worn in tandem.


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Condition: very good condition

Provenance: this Heavy Silver Content Diné Bracelet is from the collection of a client

Reference: Bedinger, Margery. Indian Silver - Navajo and Pueblo Jewelers, University of New Mexico press, Albuquerque. 1973.

TAGS: Southwest Indian JewelryNavajo Nationbracelet

Close up view of this silver bracelet.

 

Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: sterling silver
  • Size: 4-¾” inside end-to-end;
    1” opening; ⅜” width;
    Wrist Size 5-¾
  • Item # C4643.74
  • Price: $350

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