Tillie Jon - Navajo Sterling Silver
Storyteller Link Bracelet
HK Item #NBL432

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Authentic Native American Sterling Silver overlay Storyteller Link bracelet by Navajo Tillie Jon

Size   
will fit up to a 6 1/2" wrist;
6 panels 1 1/8" x 3/8"
Materials
Sterling Silver, Read about silver
Weight
23 grams
Hallmarks
stamped: STERLING   T. JON
Artist
Tillie Jon, Navajo

Authentic Native American Sterling Silver overlay Storyteller Link bracelet by Navajo Tillie Jon

Safety catch on the latch.

6 panels 1 1/8" long x 3/8" wide.

 

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Tillie Jon - Navajo
Sterling Silver Overlay
Storyteller Link Bracelet

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Paula says - "Each panel in this storyteller bracelet depicts a scene from life on the Navajo reservation."

Authentic Native American Sterling Silver overlay Storyteller Link bracelet by Navajo Tillie Jon

Windmill and water trough.

Authentic Native American Sterling Silver overlay Storyteller Link bracelet by Navajo Tillie Jon

Cattle, pen with entrance gate.

Authentic Native American Sterling Silver overlay Storyteller Link bracelet by Navajo Tillie Jon

Navajo Churro sheep (see below), horses.

What is Overlay?

With silver overlay, there are two layers of silver - the top layer is a scene, figures, or symbols meticulously cut out and then placed over a solid silver bottom layer.

The bottom layer is the background behind the cutouts and is traditionally darkened (oxidized) for contrast. Navajo silversmiths typically leave the background smooth while Hopi usually etch the background with hashmarks.

The two layers are then “sweated” together - the silver is heated until the two layers meld.

The result is a 3-D picture with great depth and interest.


Navajo Churro Sheep

Native Americans were first introduced to Churra sheep brought to North America by colonizing Spaniards in the 1500s. The Navajo proved to be very good herders and weavers and Navajo-Churro sheep became a main source of their negotiable wealth. Sheep images in Native American art represent charity, patience, gentleness and riches.

What is Storyteller Jewelry?

Storyteller jewelry, typically bracelets, pendants and pins, are made using the sterling silver overlay method, sometimes incorporating gold in the overlay. Two layers comprise the jewelry - the top layer is a scene, figures, or symbols meticulously cut out and then placed over a solid bottom layer. The bottom layer is the background behind the cutouts and is often textured or darkened (oxidized) for contrast. The two layers are then “sweated” together - the silver is heated until the two layers meld. The result is a 3-D picture with great depth and interest. Storyteller jewelry often depicts scenes from life on the reservation, including animals like sheep, dogs and horses, buildings such as hogans and outhouses, mesas, trees, looms, kivas, wagans and even pickup trucks.

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