|Description||This beautifully conceived and lovingly crafted cuff is the creation of either a Hopi or possibly Navajo artist. It is made for a round wrist about 6" in circumference. There is NO adjustment possible due to the nature of this type of inlay. In essence, this piece is much like Cinderella's glass slipper and indeed it is fit for a prince. The material and hue are very rare in this coral. The silver framing and supporting it is the moon's metal, also feminine. The true salmon color of this glassine dense coral is a woman's hue because they are bearers of life and from their flesh is born the future. The Southwestern tribes are matriarchal societies for this reason. This would be a perfect gift to honor a mother or a woman whose nurturing is appreicated more than words can tell. The true salmon corals are thought to be extinct 20 years ago. It is currently still being harvested in limited quantities from inactive beds. Some of the oranges being gathered are coated with a grey/ beige layer. This coral has been killed by underwaer volcanic activity. They were "burned". This is usually polished off or cut away, but there is always a slight gray to the color remaining.|
|About the Artist||
"Unknown artist" is appropriate when a work of art is unsigned and a supported opinion about who made it is not available (on Savvy Collector).. "Attributed to" precedes the name of an artist when information suggests that it likely was made by that artist (on Savvy Collector).
|Medium||Sterling silver and Mediterranean "true" red salmon color|
|Size||5 1/8" is cuff bracelet end to end with opening 1 1/16". Its maximum width is 1 1/2" tapering to 1"|
|Signed||"ST" below partially stamped tree hallmark|
|Date of creation||1970's|
|Design||28 rounded and polished segments of branch coral 1" long X 7 /32" wide tapering to 9/16" long X 3/16" wide.|