Zuni Pueblo Triangular Ladderback Turquoise Earrings

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Earrings
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo, SHE-WE-NA
  • Medium: silver, turquoise;
    for pierced ears
  • Size: 3” x ⅞”;
    for pierced ears
  • Item # C4681.02
  • Price: $395

This jewelry arrangement has earned the designation "ladderback" earrings, and the small round and domed turquoise is referred to as "snake eye" turquoise. These terms obviously were created by merchants to enhance the desirability of such earrings.

This three-tier ladderback pair starts with a silver button covering the pierced ear post. The next step is a triangular silver strip hosting three small turquoise gemstones. Attached by silver rings is a silver bar hosting three turquoise gemstones in parallel. The following section has four turquoise gemstones in parallel form. From this bar, there are four silver pendant paddles.


Condition: new condition

Provenance: these Zuni Pueblo Triangular Ladderback Turquoise Earrings are from a client of Adobe Gallery

Recommended Reading: Navajo and Pueblo Earrings 1850-1945 by Robert Bauver

TAGS: Southwest Indian JewelryZuni Pueblo

These earrings are fashioned for pierced ears.

Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Earrings
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo, SHE-WE-NA
  • Medium: silver, turquoise;
    for pierced ears
  • Size: 3” x ⅞”;
    for pierced ears
  • Item # C4681.02
  • Price: $395

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