This example by Bowannie's work demonstrates some of the artist's best work.
|About the Artist||
Featured in the first volume American Indian Jewelry by Gregory Schaaf, Fadrian Bowannie was first active in 1974. Bowannie is known for his channel inlay jewelry using silver, coral, turquoise, jet and mother of pearl in bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants, pins and rings. This jeweler is also named in Gordon Levy's book Who's Who in Zuni Jewelry (1980), Zuni Jewelry by Theda Bassman and Barton Wright's 2000 Hallmarks of the Southwest.
Rainbow man and butterflies are his favorite designs.
|Medium||Sterling silver and natural turquoise|
|Troy ounces||.45 troy ounces|
|Size||1 5/8" height X 2 1/8*' width|
|Signed||"Fadrian Bowannie Zuni" is written in script on verso|
|Date of creation||Circa 1985|
|Provenance||JW, an estate from Texas|
|Gram weight||14.4 grams|