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Merle House, Navajo
Sterling Silver
Micro Inlay Kachina Pendant
HK Item #P437

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Authentic Native American sterling silver micro inlay  Kachina Pendant by Navajo artist Merle House

Size
4" tall including bail x 1" wide;
3/4" diameter bail opening
Weight
29 grams
Material
jasper, jet, turquoise, opal, charoite, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
Hallmark
stamped: M STERLING H
Artists
Merle House, Navajo
Condition
pre-owned, excellent; medium patina; stone inlay firmly set with no cracks, chips or missing pieces

Authentic Native American sterling silver micro inlay  Kachina Pendant by Navajo artist Merle House

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Micro Inlay Kachina Pendant

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Paula says - "Navajo artist Merle House uses micro inlay to create incredibly detailed scenes in his jewelry. This kachina pendant depicts adobe pueblos with a night sky filled with sterling silver stars and colorful planets along with a two opal streaks - from a comet or meteor perhaps?

"If you would like me to polish the sterling silver of this pendant before we ship it then put a note in the note section of the order page."

Authentic Native American sterling silver micro inlay  Kachina Pendant by Navajo artist Merle House

Authentic Native American sterling silver micro inlay  Kachina Pendant by Navajo artist Merle House

About Merle House

The Navajo Singer family, from community of Dilcon on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, has been involved in silversmithing, stone and beadwork for a very long time, handing their art down from one generation to the next. Merle House's father, Tommy Singer, has been attributed as the first Native American artist to use chip inlay, where a silver piece is decorated with turquoise or coral chips. (See this bracelet for an example of chip inlay.) Richard and Tommy Singer are known world wide for their silver work, chip inlay and gemstone treasure necklaces. Their pieces are highly collectible and sought after.

What is a Kachina?

A kachina is one of many supernatural beings who play a role in the religious beliefs and rituals of Pueblo Indian peoples. A kachina is also a masked dancer believed to embody a particular spirit during a religious ceremony. Also, a kachina is a carved doll in the costume of a particular spirit.

Our Rescue Mission
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Native American Indian Jewerly and Artifacts

Native American Jewelry blog tips and informationWe are in the vintage Native American jewelry rescue business and are passionate about finding new homes for used and vintage jewelry and artifacts. That's why we purchase Native American pieces from estates, inheritances, collection downsizing and New Old Stock (NOS) inventory from closed stores.

Often people contact us after taking a box of Native American jewelry to their local pawn shop and find that a pawn shop is mainly interested in melt value of the metals and not in preserving the beautiful historic pieces. To hear that people have considered selling these treasures for melt value makes us truly sad.

Melt value is usually far below what we would offer for the jewelry. Yet we can't pay retail price for items because of the time and cost involved in finding new homes for them. We have to research, often repair and restore the jewelry, photograph and list each item on our website, and sometimes hold pieces in inventory for years until the right buyer comes along.

We hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.

NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.

Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

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