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Stanley Bain - Navajo Sterling Silver
Peyote Bird Pin Pendant
HK Item #P324

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Native American Sterling Silver chip inlay Peyote Bird Pin Pendant by Navajo Stanley Bain

Condition
Pre-owned, like new; inlay intact with no cracks, chips or missing pieces; see photos for wear
Materials  
sterling silver, Read about silver
turquoise, coral, Read about stones
Size  
2" high x 1" wide
Hallmarks  
STERLING
Overlapping Ss
Artist  
Stanley Bain, Navajo

Native American Sterling Silver and Turquoise chip inlay Peyote Bird Pin Pendant by Navajo Stanley Bain

Chip inlay of turquoise and coral.

 

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Stanley Bain - Navajo Sterling Silver
Turquoise and Coral Chip Inlay
Peyote Bird Pin Pendant

P324 - $69 plus s/h
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Paula says - "This heavy peyote bird pin pendant is really special. The tail is hinged so it can swing."

Native American Sterling Silver and Turquoise chip inlay Peyote Bird Pin Pendant by Navajo Stanley Bain

Native American Sterling Silver and Turquoise chip inlay Peyote Bird Pin Pendant by Navajo Stanley Bain

Pin Pendant means that there is a pin fastener on the back AND a loop that can be used with a chain so the piece can be worn as a pin or as a pendant with a chain or collar.

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Peyote Bird, Water Bird or Thunderbird?

The Water Bird is a symbol of the renewal of life, rainy seasons, rivers, distant travel, distant vision & wisdom. It is often also referred to as the Peyote Bird because the Water Bird plays a significant part in the Native American Indian Church Peyote meetings and, in fact, since the early 1900's has been the symbol of the NAC.

The Peyote/Water Bird is not a Southwest tradition, but one of the Plains Indians. The Peyote Bird is connected with lightning, thunder and visions. Those who dream of the thunder beings will become Heyokas, those who do things backwards, upside down, or opposite. This is a Lakota way of being. It is part of the medicine of the Heyoka to remind us that we should not take ourselves too seriously - that's why Heyoka is often translated as the "sacred clown".

The Thunderbird is a cross-cultural symbol of the Southwest, Plains and Pacific Northwest tribes as well as in the non-Native world. Much is written about the origin of the symbol and its significance. It has been suggested by some that the symbol was borrowed by Native American artisans from medal dies from the white man. Others claim the Thunderbird has always lived in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. There, carved totem poles are often topped with a Thunderbird with outstretched wings. Looking at a Thunderbird, it is easy to see why it symbolizes power, strength and nobility.

What is Chip Inlay?

Chip inlay is a method where cavities in jewelry are filled with a mixture of crushed stone, typically turquoise and coral, and epoxy resin. The piece is then polished smooth after the resin has hardened. Navajo Tommy Singer is credited for first using chip inlay in Native American 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. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even .
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.
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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