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Alonzo Mariano - Navajo Sterling Silver and Gold
Vintage NOS Kokopelli Bracelet
HK Item #BP288

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Authentic Vintage NOS Native American Sterling Silver and Gold Kokopelli Storyteller Bracelet by Navajo Alonzo Mariano

Size   
6 7/8" total inside circumference and approximate wrist size. See diagram below.

panels are 1" x 1/2"
Weight
23 grams
Materials
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Hallmarks
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STERLING
1/20 12K G.F.
Artist
Alonzo Mariano, Navajo

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Paula says - "This exceptional sterling silver bracelet has six kokopelli figures in overlaid gold. Alonzo Mariano is known for his storyteller bracelets and this is great example of his exceptional workmanship and fine detail.

"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 Sterling Silver and Gold Kokopelli Storyteller Bracelet by Navajo Alonzo Mariano+

Authentic Vintage NOS Native American Sterling Silver and Gold Kokopelli Storyteller Bracelet by Navajo Alonzo Mariano

Authentic Vintage NOS Native American Sterling Silver and Gold Kokopelli Storyteller Bracelet by Navajo Alonzo Mariano

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Authentic Vintage NOS Native American Sterling Silver and Gold Kokopelli Storyteller Bracelet by Navajo Alonzo Mariano

White Buffalo Navajo Pawn Collection White Buffalo Collection

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.

 

Kokopelli

The kokopelli, flute player, often associated with the Hopi Flute Clan is the symbol of happiness, joy and fertility.

Usually depicted as a non-gender figure, it was traditionally a male figure, often well endowed until the missionaries discouraged such depiction !

Kokopelli talks to the wind and the sky. His flute can be heard in the spring breeze, bringing warmth after the winter cold. He is the symbolic seed bringer and water sprinkler. His religious or supernatural power for fertility is meant to invoke rain as well as impregnate women both physically and mentally.

The kokopelli image is found from Casa Grande, Mexico to the Hopi and Rio Grande Pueblos and then westward to the Californian deserts in prehistoric rock, effigy figures, pottery, and on kiva walls.

NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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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 NOS.
Vintage
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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