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Sterling Silver Shalako Earringss
HK Item #NE232

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Sterling Silver Shalako wire-style earrings

Size
2 3/4" x 5/8"
Material
sterling silver
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Hallmarks
none
Artist
unknown

Sterling Silver Shalako Earrings

NE232 - $18 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Paula says - "Shalako refers to ceremonial dances conducted at the Winter Solstice, typically following harvest by the Zuni tribe. The purpose of the dances (usually held at the end of November or early December) is to give thanks for the harvest and bless homes.

"Although many Zuni ceremonies are not open to outsides, the Shalako has been, which gave rise to the word being used in a generic sense for Native American mysticism.

"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer below."

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Why isn't this item called Native American?

The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.

Read about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.

 

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