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Sterling Silver
Turquoise Mystic Hand Earrings
HK Item #NS239

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Wonderful sterling silver sand cast hand with clear turquoise cabochon, silver dust texture and overlay spiral.
Post Earrings, small
3/4" long
NS239C - $45 plus s/h
Post Earrings, large
1" long
NS239D - $55 plus s/h
Wire Earrings, small
1" long including earwire
NS239E - $45 plus s/h
Wire Earrings, large
1 1/4" long including earwire
NS239F - $55 plus s/h

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Paula says: "Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."

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The Story of the Hand Symbol.

In Native American art, the hand usually represents the presence of man. From the earliest hand imprints on cave walls, the hand depicts a man's work, achievements and his personal history.

When a hand had a swirl in the middle of it, that is said to be the "eye in hand" and represents a mystic, or all-seeing, hand, the presence of the Great Spirit in man.

A Native American's horse was highly honored and often covered in symbols for various purposes. This would vary from tribe to tribe but hand prints were often used in various positions on a horse to mean different things.

The most prized handprint was when preparing for battle, if it was a kill-or-be-killed mission, an upside-down hand would be placed on the warrior's horse.

If a horse knocked down an enemy, right and left hand prints were put on the horse's chest.

The Pat Hand Print was the left hand pressed onto the horse's right hindquarters. It was put on a horse who had returned from a dangerous mission with his master unharmed.

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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.

Read about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.

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