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Zuni Six Row Snake Eye Bracelet

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Artist Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Turquoise
  • Size: 5-¼” end to end; 1-½” opening; 2-½” wide
  • Item # C4069M
  • Price: $995.00

Zuni Pueblo artists are masters of all forms of lapidary work. This is especially apparent in their crafting of what is called “snake-eye” jewelry. This is where large numbers of very small round stones are set in various patterns.

This bracelet features six rows of tiny round pieces of turquoise, each meticulously set in its own sawtooth bezel. Every stone in this bracelet has its own unique shade of turquoise, ranging from light blue to dark green.  Each row is separated by a line of twisted wire and a solid band. The patience and skill required to create this bracelet are amazing. It is truly a work of art.

The bracelet is signed “A. TENNISON.” We have been unable to find any information about the artist.The bracelet is signed “A. TENNISON.” We have been unable to find any information about the artist.


Condition: this Zuni Six Row Snake Eye Bracelet is in very good condition. All of the stones are intact and the silver is in good condition.

Provenance: From a Colorado gentleman collector of Southwest Indian Jewelry

Recommended Reading: Zuni Jewelry by Theda Bassman

Alternate view of this bracelet.

Artist Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Turquoise
  • Size: 5-¼” end to end; 1-½” opening; 2-½” wide
  • Item # C4069M
  • Price: $995.00

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