The bezel and back of the sunface inaly are sterling silver, but for strength, the actual money clip is stainless steel.
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)
A money clip is not only useful to hold your bills, it can also be used as bookmark or a big paper clip on your daytimer or planner.
Paula says - "The sun is a very important part of Native American life. In Zuni, the sunface is a powerful symbol of peace and positive of energy, one that brings new life and new beginnings.
"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."
About Sunface Symbolism
The Sunface is found throughout Zuni art, from jewelry to weavings to pottery. It represents the sunlight and warmth that makes life and growth possible and brings playfulness and joy to children and good fortune and prosperity to families. The center of the circle represents the face of Sun. The two sections of the forehead are typically turquoise and coral and symbolize the continuous cycle of sunrise and sunset. The lower part of the Sunface is mother of pearl with rectangular eyes and round mouth of jet. Bordering the face is a circle of feathers, usually of mother of pearl and jet or coral.
Why isn't this item called Native American?
The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.