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Mitchell Zephier, Lakota - Nickel Silver
Sweat Lodge Buckle
HK Item #NBU235

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Authentic Native American Mitchell Zephier Lakota Nickel Silver and stone inlay Sweat Lodge Belt Buckle

material
nickel silver, Read about silver
red pipestone, malachite, Read about stones
size
2 5/8" x 2 1/4";
fits up to 1 1/4" wide belt
weight
34 grams
hallmarks
none
artist
Mitchell Zephier, Lakota

Authentic Native American Mitchell Zephier Lakota Nickel Silver and stone inlay Sweat Lodge Belt Buckle

Fits up to a 1 1/4" belt.

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Mitchell Zephier, Lakota
Nickel Silver
Sweat Lodge Belt Buckle

NBU235 - $275 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

Paula says - "This detailed scene depicts an Indian flute player on a butte overlooking a sweat lodge with stars and moon above and green meadow below."

Authentic Native American Mitchell Zephier Lakota Nickel Silver and stone inlay Sweat Lodge Belt Buckle

Authentic Native American Mitchell Zephier Lakota Nickel Silver and stone inlay Sweat Lodge Belt Buckle

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ABOUT NICKEL SILVER

Nickel silver, also called German silver, is an alloy of copper, zinc and nickel, but contains no silver. Navajos occasionally used it in place of coin silver and sterling silver, usually in earlier work. This alloy is very hard and does not tarnish like sterling silver and costs much less. Nickel silver was sold in flat sheets and the Navajo originally obtained this metal from their neighbors, the Utes, who worked it in the plains style of metalwork. Mostly tribes of the plains, prairies, and Great Lakes areas worked in nickel silver. Read more about stones.

Mitchell Charles Zephier
Cétan Ho Wasté (Pretty Voice Hawk)

Mitchell Zephier grew up on the Cheyenne River and Rosebud Indian reservations. After marrying on Roxanne Apple Rosebud he gave re-birth to Plains Indian Jewelry, particularly Lakota metal adornment. He has mentored over 34 apprentices in the arts of metal-smithing and marketing.

Native American Lakota Four Colors Medicine Wheel Shield PendantMitch collaborates with fellow Lakota artists. Mitch has won numerous awards including first place at Red Earth Show, several awards at the internationally prestigious Sante Fe Indian Market as well as presented his work at far off Native American venues like Schimutzun Celebration in Connecticut. He has also earned the South Dakota Governor's award.

Mitch has other forms of artistic expression. His album Cherish the Children won a National Native Music Award for Best Children's Album. Mitchell Zephier's latest venture is to team up with fellow artists to explore, on film this time, the issues that affect the lives of Native Young People in Cloud Horse Production's Lakota 4 Life, a Zephier inspired look at the issues, decisions, responsibilities and opportunities facing Native Youth today.

Other family members and friends that work on the jewelry include his son Wakinyan Luta Zephier , Belle Starboy, Webster Two Hawk Jr., and Roger Dale Herron.

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