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Vintage Sterling Silver
Inlay Knifewing Bracelet
HK Item #BP380
- size 6 5/8"

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Vintage Sterling Silver and Inlay Knifewing Bracelet size 6 5/8

Size
6 5/8 " total inside circumference and approximate wrist size. See diagram below.

2 1/8" wide at front, 3/4" at ends
Weight
58 grams
Materials
sterling silver, Read about silver
orange spiny oyster, turquoise, jet, mother of pearl, Read about stones
Hallmarks
none
Artist
unknown
Condition
Vintage, Pre-owned, stones firmly set with 5 tight cracks no missing pieces; smooth symmetric shape; even dark patina

Vintage Sterling Silver and Inlay Knifewing Bracelet size 6 5/8

Vintage Sterling Silver and Inlay Knifewing Bracelet size 6 5/8

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Vintage Sterling Silver and Inlay Knifewing Bracelet size 6 5/8

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Vintage Sterling Silver
Inlay Knifewing Bracelet

BP380 - $695 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 there is no hallmark that we can attribute to a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more."

Vintage Sterling Silver and Inlay Knifewing Bracelet size 6 5/8

Vintage Sterling Silver and Inlay Knifewing Bracelet size 6 5/8

Five cracks in the inlay are tight and securely set.

Vintage Sterling Silver and Inlay Knifewing Bracelet size 6 5/8

Paula says - "The band of this vintage Knifewing bracelet is fomed of two carinated wires and two flattened twist wires. The four separate wires are joined the ends. This makes a large base to attach decorative elements and also makes the bracelet cooler to wear. Read more.

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Horsekeeping LLC Native American PawnThe Auntie T Collection

Old Auntie T had a great eye for vintage Native American jewelry and collected for many years. She often purchased highly collectible, important pieces that had one small stone missing or a very minor area of damage.

When she passed away, she left the items to her niece who admittedly had no interest in them yet was reluctant to let them go. We gladly restored these items to their original glory and are offering them with respect to Old Auntie T. Good eye Auntie T!!

Who is Knifewing?

Knifewing, also Knife Wing, is a half man - half eagle Zuni spirit or god with razor sharp feathers made of flint. He is the ultimate warrior.

Anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing, who lived with the Zunis from 1879-1884 described knifewing this way:

"This curious god is the hero of hundreds of folklore tales, the tutelary deity of several societies of Zuni. He is represented as possessing a human form, furnished with flint knife-feathered pinions, and tail. His dress consists of the conventional terraced cap (representative of his dwelling place among the clouds). His weapons are the Great Flint-Knife of War, the Bow of the Skies (the Rainbow), and the Arrow of Lightning. His guardians or warriors are the Great Mountain Lion of the North and that of the upper regions. He was doubtless the original War God of the Zunis."

Horace Iule (also known for his crosses) is credited with creating the first knifewing design in the late 1920s, cut and filed out of wrought silver. Afterwards, other Zuni, Navajo and Pueblo began producing knifewing designs. The knifewing became one of the first designs that the Zuni inlaid with stones.

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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