Native American Sterling Silver Peyote Bird Earrings

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Stanley Bain - Navajo Sterling Silver
Chip Inlay Peyote Bird Earrings
HK Item #NE333

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Type
Wire
Size
2 1/2" long including ear wire
Materials
Sterling Silver, Read about silver
Turquoise, coral, Read about stones
Hallmark
S
STERLING
Artist
Stanley Bain, Navajo

Paula says -

"These darling Peyote Birds have a swinging tail! The difference between A and B is that A has chips of coral at the ends of the wings and tail, while B is all turquoise."

Stanley Bain
Navajo Sterling Silver
Chip Inlay Peyote Bird Earrings
NE332-A
Turquoise, coral chip inlay
$48

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NE332-B
Turquoise chip inlay
$48

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What is Chip Inlay?

Chip inlay is a method where cavities in jewelry are filled with a mixture of crushed stone, typically turquoise and coral, and epoxy resin. The piece is then polished smooth after the resin has hardened. Navajo Tommy Singer is credited for first using chip inlay in Native American jewelry.

Peyote Bird, Water Bird or Thunderbird?

The Water Bird is a symbol of the renewal of life, rainy seasons, rivers, distant travel, distant vision & wisdom. It is often also referred to as the Peyote Bird because the Water Bird plays a significant part in the Native American Indian Church Peyote meetings and, in fact, since the early 1900's has been the symbol of the NAC.

The Peyote/Water Bird is not a Southwest tradition, but one of the Plains Indians. The Peyote Bird is connected with lightning, thunder and visions. Those who dream of the thunder beings will become Heyokas, those who do things backwards, upside down, or opposite. This is a Lakota way of being. It is part of the medicine of the Heyoka to remind us that we should not take ourselves too seriously - that's why Heyoka is often translated as the "sacred clown".

The Thunderbird is a cross-cultural symbol of the Southwest, Plains and Pacific Northwest tribes as well as in the non-Native world. Much is written about the origin of the symbol and its significance. It has been suggested by some that the symbol was borrowed by Native American artisans from medal dies from the white man. Others claim the Thunderbird has always lived in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. There, carved totem poles are often topped with a Thunderbird with outstretched wings. Looking at a Thunderbird, it is easy to see why it symbolizes power, strength and nobility.

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