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NOS Vintage Zuni - Sterling Silver
Turquoise Belt Buckle
HK Item #BU109 

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Vintage NOS Zuni turquoise sterling silver belt buckle

Size
2 1/2" x 2"
Fits a 3/4" belt
Material
Sterling silver, Read about silver
Turquoise, Read about stones
Weight
46 grams
Hallmarks
inscribed by artist:
Robert Eustace
Zuni Indian FBI
Handmade
Sterling Silver
Condition
Artist
Robert Eustace, Zuni

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Zuni turquoise sterling silver  vintage nos belt buckle

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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.

Vintage Zuni Sterling Silver
Turquoise Belt Buckle
#BU109
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

$675 plus s/h

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Paula says - "This vintage buckle features hand carved turquoise feathers or leaves. Robert Eustace has been making his beautiful jewelry since the 1940s. This is one of his early signatures. I am not positive what FBI stands for. My guess is Federal Bureau Indian, meaning he is a registered tribal member.

"This buckle was made in the 1970s and was never used - it is NOS, New Old Stock - brand new vintage!"

Zuni turquoise sterling silver  vintage nos belt buckle

Zuni turquoise sterling silver  vintage nos belt buckle

Inscribed in intricate, excellent penmanship:
Robert Eustace
Zuni Indian FBI
Handmade
Sterling Silver

Will fit a 3/4" wide belt.

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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 1990s. 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.


BUFFALO 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.

 

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.


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