Sterling Silver Harley Davidson Eagle belt buckle by Navajo Sonny Gene

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Sonny Gene - Navajo Sterling Silver Overlay
Harley Eagle Belt Buckle
HK Item #NBU223

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Authentic Sterling Silver  Harley Davidson Eagle belt buckle by Navajo Sonny Gene

Size
3 1/2" x 2"
fits 1 1/4" belt
Weight
26 grams
Hallmarks
stamped: Sterling and a paw mark
Artist
Sonny Gene, Navajo

Authentic Sterling Silver  Harley Davidson Eagle belt buckle by Navajo Sonny Gene

Fits up to a 1 1/4" belt.

Sonny Gene - Navajo
Sterling Silver
Harley Eagle Buckle

NBU223 - $240
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Authentic Sterling Silver  Harley Davidson Eagle belt buckle by Navajo Sonny Gene

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What is 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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