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Benny Benally - Navajo Sterling Silver
Storyteller Pony Tail Clasp
HK Item #BAR758

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Authentic Navajo Sterling Silver storyteller pony tail clasp by Benny Benally

5/8" wide, 1 3/4" across the back

Authentic Navajo Sterling Silver storyteller pony tail clasp by Benny Benally

Authentic Navajo Sterling Silver storyteller pony tail clasp by Benny Benally

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Benny Benally - Navajo
Storyteller Pony Tail Clasp

"Horses on the Rez with Windmill"

BAR758G - $125 SOLD

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Paula says - "Benny Benally does some of the best, most detailed, crisp, well designed storyteller overlay work I have ever seen. The sterling silver panel is very thick and each piece that is put on the landscape is thick, resulting in a very 3-D contrasty look. Each one of these pony tail clasps has a different background and the horses tell a different story. Museum quality work!"

Navajo Sterling Silver stamped turquoise barrette

Spring clip on the back.

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What is Overlay?

With silver overlay, there are two layers of silver - the top layer is a scene, figures, or symbols meticulously cut out and then placed over a solid silver bottom layer.

The bottom layer is the background behind the cutouts and is traditionally darkened (oxidized) for contrast. Navajo silversmiths typically leave the background smooth while Hopi usually etch the background with hashmarks.

The two layers are then “sweated” together - the silver is heated until the two layers meld.

The result is a 3-D picture with great depth and interest.

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