Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Walking Bear Belt Buckle

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Rosco Scott - Navajo Sterling Silver Overlay
Walking Bear Turquoise Belt Buckle
HK Item #NBU161

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Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Turquoise belt buckle

Materials
Turquoise, Read about stones
Sterling Silver, Read about silver
Size
3" x 2" - fits up to a 1 1/2" belt
Weight
51 grams
Hallmarks
ROSCO SCOTT
STERLING
Artist

Rosco Scott, Navajo

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NBU161 - $205 plus s/h  
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Paula says -

"Crisp stamping and impeccable overlay by one of our favorite Navajo artists!"

Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Turquoise belt buckle

Fits up to a 1 1/2" belt.

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What is Sterling Silver Overlay?

Native American overlay pieces are made of two layers of sterling silver. The bottom layer is a solid piece while the top layer has a cutout design. The cutout layer is placed over the bottom layer and the two pieces are "sweated" together, heated so that they become one solid piece of sterling silver. The bottom layer, or background, that shows through the cut out portion of the top layer is often darkened for contrast.

Hopi silversmiths typically texture the background layer with hash marks while Navajo artists often leave the background smooth. Hopi artists tend to use geometric designs and symbols similar to those used in their pottery and baskets. Navajo silversmiths tend to create scenes depicting everyday life using people, animals, buildings and landscapes to tell a story - this style is called "overlay storyteller jewelry". Read more about overlay here.

 

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