Authentic Navajo Sterling Silver and Turquoise Tufa Cast Zia Pendants
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Custer - Navajo
$150 each plus s/h
Paula says - "These are large, heavy well made pendants, tufa cast by hand."
What is the Zia Symbol?
The Zia Pueblo north of Albuquerque, New Mexico is part of the larger Pueblo community of southwest Native Americans. The Zia Pueblo has been occupied continuously since 1250 AD. The Zias are noted for their pottery and their use of the sacred sun symbol. Traditionally a circle with rays pointing in the four directions, the Zia symbol is painted on pottery and drawn in the ground for various ceremonial purposes. Four is sacred to the Zia and represents a variety of natural forces: read more . . .
What does Tufa Cast mean?
Tufa cast, or sand cast, items are made using a procedure developed by Navajo silversmiths in the mid 1800s. It is a labor-intensive process that involves many steps. Read more . . .