Vintage NOS Inlay Kokopelli Bracelet

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NOS Vintage Sterling Silver
Inlay Kokopelli Bracelet
HK Item #BP343

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vintage NOS sterling silver and stone inlay Kokopelli Bracelet size 6 1/4

Condition
NOS, vintage, new, excellent; smooth symmetric shape; even bright patina; stone inlay tight with no cracks or chips
Materials
sterling silver, Read about silver
tiger eye, jet, opal, jasper, Read about stones
Size
6 1/4" total inside circumference and approximate wrist size. See diagram below.

1 1/2" tall at the front , 5/8" at the ends
Weight
41 grams
Hallmark
stamped: Sterling MU or MO
Artist
unknown

vintage NOS sterling silver and stone inlay Kokopelli Bracelet size 6 1/4

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Inlay Kokopelli Bracelet

BP343 - $195 plus s/h
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"Paula says - "In my opinion, this bracelet shows all the design characteristics and workmanship of being Navajo made. But because we are unable to attribute the hallmark to a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more.

"This piece is NOS (new old stock) that was made more than a decade ago but never sold - it is brand new vintage!

"Want your jewelry to look like new? Read my blog 'To Polish or Not to Polish'. "

vintage NOS sterling silver and stone inlay Kokopelli Bracelet size 6 1/4

vintage NOS sterling silver and stone inlay Kokopelli Bracelet size 6 1/4

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We leave the natural patina on our pawn jewelry because many of our customers like the old "" appearance. If you'd like to clean up your silver jewerly, new or old, check out our handy silver cleaning and polishing cloth.

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Vintage JewelryLouisiana Collection                   

A splendid Chippewa gentleman who was a disabled veteran, operated a Native American jewelry store in Louisiana which he loved very much. He and his wife shopped in the southwest for their store. When he passed on, his wife, also a disabled veteran, didn't feel she would be able to operate the store alone and besides the memories of her dear husband were so entwined with the jewelry, she felt she needed to move on. After a few years, and with the help of a good girlfriend, she began going through the items in her storage locker and sending them to us to find new homes for.

All of these items are New Old Stock and some of them are vintage. This is quite a large collection which we will be listing for some time to come


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.
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.

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 exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

 

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