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NOS Vintage Zuni - Sterling Silver
Longhorn Kachina Belt Buckle
HK Item #BU128 

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Authentic Vintage NOS Zuni sterling silver inlay kachina belt buckle

Size
2 7/8 " x 2 1/4"
Fits a 1" belt
Material
Sterling silver, Read about silver
Acoma jet, mother of pearl, turquoise, coral, Read about stones
Weight
50 grams
Hallmarks
V/L
Condition
Artist
Vera Luna, Zuni

Vera Luna is well-known for her inlay kachina jewelry. She was born in 1930 at Zuni Pueblo and has been making jewelry since the 1970s. She is the grand-niece of Latalio Luna and Waiseyeytsa Luna and is related to Isia Luna, Belle (Moli) Luna, Florence Masse, Lindy Luna. Her work appeared in the "Art of the Zuni" exhibition at the Kennedy Museum, Ohio University.

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Authentic Vintage NOS Zuni sterling silver inlay kachina belt buckle

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.

NOS Vintage
Vera Luna - Zuni
Sterling Silver and Stone Inlay
Longhorn Kachina Belt Buckle

#BU128 - $695 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Paula says - "This buckle was purchased in the 1970s and kept in a display case, never used - it is NOS, New Old Stock - brand new vintage!

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

Authentic Vintage NOS Zuni sterling silver inlay kachina belt buckle

Authentic Vintage NOS Zuni sterling silver inlay kachina belt buckle

Will fit a 1" wide belt.

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What is a Kachina?

A kachina is one of many supernatural beings who play a role in the religious beliefs and rituals of Pueblo Indian peoples. A kachina is also a masked dancer believed to embody a particular spirit during a religious ceremony. Also, a kachina is a carved doll in the costume of a particular spirit.

Longhorn Kachina is also known by and associated with other kachina names including Saiyatash, Sai-astasana, Zuni Rain Priest of the North, and Hututu. Some say that Longhorn Kachina is usually accompanied by his “Deputy” Hututu. They look quite similar. Longhorn Kachina has a single long horn sticking off to the right side of his mask and is always seen with his distinctive black and white (striped or checkered) neck ruff. He has a long left eye which is said to bring a long life to good people. In addition, he is called a hunter/warrior and the Rain Priest of the North who has the ability to control the weather.

The Buckle Guy Collection

The Buckle Guy Collection is self-explanatory. The discriminating owner of this group of vintage buckles gathered them over a period of 30-40 years, storing them in a showcase. They have never been used and are some of the finest buckles we have come across.

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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