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Navajo Sterling Silver
NS348 - $145 SOLD
Paula says - "Merle House creates some of the best inlay designs we've seen, and his craftsmanship is impeccable. This corn maiden set is inlaid with jasper, lapis lazuli, coral and acoma jet with sterling silver channels between the stones."
Comes with 18" sterling silver chain shown.
Merle House Jr. is from the Ganado, Arizona area and is in his twenties. He has been learning silversmithing and stone inlay work from his father-in-law, award winning Navajo silversmith Ervin P. Tsosie.
Ervin Tsosie's work is highly regarded and sought out worldwide. He hand cuts gemstones and other materials such as jet, coral, lapis, malachite, turquoise and makes intricate murals based on ceremonial and mythical figures.
Ervin's son-in-law, Merle House creates his own designs but the similarity in the style of the work is unmistakable. It is as if he is filling a blank canvas with intricate strokes of stone, very much like his mentor.