Navajo Sterling Silver Coup Bracelet
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Ken Bill Navajo Sterling Silver
Peaked Coup Bracelet - Medium

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Hand made Native American Indian Jewelry; Navajo Sterling Silver Navajo coup  bracelet

Handmade sterling silver Navajo Bracelet crafted by Navajo artist Ken Bill.

Size
 Large size would be suitable for a man or a woman.
Circumference  
(inside end-to-end)  
  5 3/4"
Gap  
(between ends) 

  1 1/4"

Width  
(at widest point)  
  3/8"

Weight   

  45 grams
Hallmarks  
(stamped on back) 
KEN BILL
NAVAJO
STERLING

Hand made Native American Indian Jewelry; Navajo Sterling Silver Navajo coup  bracelet

Fish tail ends make for a more comfortable fit.

Navajo Sterling Silver
Coup Bracelet C, Large

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Hand made Native American Indian Jewelry; Navajo Sterling Silver Navajo coup  bracelet

A traditional coup design in a very substantial bracelet. Rather than being flat, the surface of this bracelet is peaked.

SIZES

Baby/Child - Fits up to a 4 1/4" wrist
Youth/Teen - Fits a 4 3/8" to a 5 1/4 wrist
Small - Fits a 5 3/8" wrist to 6 1/4" wrist
Medium - Fits from a 6 3/8" to a 7 1/4" wrist
Large - Fits from a 7 3/8" to an 8" wrist
Extra Large - Fits over 8" wrist

How to Choose and Fit a Cuff Bracelet

Hand made Native American Indian Jewelry; Navajo Sterling Silver Navajo coup  bracelet

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Coup

Coup - comes from the French and is pronounced "coo". The dictionary definition of coup is a successful stroke, act, or move; a clever action or accomplishment. To an Indian, coup usually mean "war count". But coup is also thought of as an "honor count" or measure of bravery.

Coup can range from a well-spoken word, an honorable deed, stealing an enemy's horse, to a slap or strike with a stick to killing and scalping an enemy.

Western gunfighters also used a system of marking coup by carving notches in the handle of their guns for every man they killed.
Indian coup is counted and kept track of by making marks on a stick or bow or personal adornments or painting marks on one's horse. Feathers were given for coup and were used singly in the hair, on staffs or in bonnets. Bear claws were also given as coup to be used in necklaces.

Whether the Navajo silversmiths were thinking of Coup when they made these bracelets years ago is unknown, but they are some of the first types of silver bracelets they made - often using a cold chisel and hammer to strike the lines into the face of the bracelet.


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