Carmichael Walela - Vintage Native American Zuni Coral Bracelet

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Carmichael Walela - Zuni Sterling Silver
Vintage NOS Coral Bracelet
HK Item #BP219

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Authentic Vintage NOS Native American Zuni Sterling Silver Coral bracelet by Carmichael Walela

Condition
Vintage, NOS, stones firmly set with with no cracks or chips; see photos for patina
Materials
Sterling silver, Read about silver
Coral, , Read about stones
Size
7" total inside circumference and approximate wrist size. See diagram below.

3/8" wide at the front, 1/4" at the ends
Weight
31 grams
Hallmark
inscribed:
C. WALELA Carmichael Walela ZUNI ZUNI
Artist
Carmichael Walela, Zuni

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Authentic Vintage NOS Native American Zuni Sterling Silver Coral bracelet by Carmichael Walela

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Paula says - "This piece is NOS (new old stock) that was made in the 1970s but never used - it is brand new vintage!"

Authentic Vintage NOS Native American Zuni Sterling Silver Coral bracelet

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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal by exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even .
 30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

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We recently purchased a large collection of vintage but unused Native American artifacts including jewelry, rugs and pottery. It was part of the estate of a Navajo woman who was a missionary that worked with Native Americans in Four Corners - the area of the American southwest where four states meet- New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado. As a single parent, she raised 5 daughters and a son while also providing food, shelter, and clothing to less fortunate people that needed assistance. Often she was thanked for her help by gifts of Native American items.

Most of the items in this collection are from the 1970s to the 1980s. We offer these items to you with great respect and with the information we received from the family plus our research.

We named the collection after one of the pieces in the group, a hand carved Navajo fetish necklace honoring the Sacred White Buffalo.


Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationBUFFALO MEDICINE - The appearance of White Buffalo is a sign that prayers are being heard, that the sacred pipe and Spirit are being honored. White Buffalo signals a time of abundance, prosperity and thankfulness. Buffalo was the major source of sustenance for indigenous cultures of the plains, giving meat for food, hides for shelter and clothing, and Spirit Medicine. The Medicine of Buffalo is prayer, gratitude and praise for that which has been received. Buffalo Medicine is also knowing that abundance is present when all relations are honored as sacred, and when gratitude is expressed to every living part of creation, recognizing the sacredness of every walk of life.

Coral, Red Coral (also called Red Branch Coral)
Red Coral is the common name given to Corallium Rubrum and several related species of marine coral. Red coral is a collection of hundreds of tiny animals living together in a colonies that resemble small leafless bushes growing on dark, rocky seabottom. The coral skeleton is composed hard calcium carbonate, colored in shades of red from pale pink to deep red. It can be semi-translucent to opaque. It is naturally matte, but can be polished to a glassy shine. Red coral is frequently dyed to enhance color and it can also be impregnated with resins or epoxies to fill surface fissures and flaws.

Coral jewelry has been found in ancient Egyptian and prehistoric European burials. The Romans believed coral could protect children from harm, as well as cure bites from snakes and scorpions and diagnose diseases by changing colour.

 

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