Navajo Silver Cuff with Bear and Sunface

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Gibson Gene, Diné Jeweler
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: silver
  • Size: 1-½” wide; 1-¼” opening;
    Wrist Size: 6-½”
  • Item # C4576D
  • Price: $450

Striking and sleek, this sterling silver bracelet was formed by skillful hands.  Diné artist Gibson Gene is known for his overlay and chip inlay work in jewelry. 

Artist Signature - Gibson GeneThe bracelet features three parallel lines that run horizontally from cuff edge to edge. They are briefly interrupted by a heavily etched bear with a sunface nested inside of it. Just inside of the etched bear’s body a shining crown of silver surrounds the sunface, whose head is split down the middle representing the eternal balance between sunrise and sunset.

This bear and sunface element is slightly raised from the rest of the cuff, adding touchable visual interest. Simple and to the point in design, this cuff is alluring and wearable.

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ConditionL overall it is in very good condition.

Provenance: This bracelet is from a private Michigan collection. 

TAGS: Navajo NationSouthwest Indian JewelryGibson Gene

Alternate views showing sunface within the bear and more of a side view.
Gibson Gene, Diné Jeweler
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: silver
  • Size: 1-½” wide; 1-¼” opening;
    Wrist Size: 6-½”
  • Item # C4576D
  • Price: $450

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