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Kachina Channel Inlay Ring

Frank Vacit

About The Kachina Channel Inlay Ring

The Zuni and Hopi are Pueblo dwellers with many shared cultural and religious ties.  The kachinas are an integral part of a religious life that has never been completely explained to outsiders, but is as much a part of their lives as the earth and heavens they regard sacred.

These decorative figures represent many things and are the visible manifestations of supernatural beings, each one with a specific character and roll providing an invaluable spiritual link tto that which is beyond our understanding.  The image however is always associated with a spiritual universal connectivity and special blessings to help one with the needs encountered in real day-to-day life.

Savvy Price $1,250.00

Gallery Price $1,500.00

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Description

The Zuni and Hopi are Pueblo dwellers with many shared cultural and religious ties.  The kachinas are an integral part of a religious life that has never been completely explained to outsiders, but is as much a part of their lives as the earth and heavens they regard sacred.

These decorative figures represent many things and are the visible manifestations of supernatural beings, each one with a specific character and roll providing an invaluable spiritual link tto that which is beyond our understanding.  The image however is always associated with a spiritual universal connectivity and special blessings to help one with the needs encountered in real day-to-day life.

About the Artist Known for his incredibly adept inlay jewelry, Frank Vacit was most active between the 1930's and the 1950's. Every major book chronicling the best Zuni jewelers include mention of this genius. Vacit produced both mosaic inlay and channel inlay that was entirely superior.
Medium Sterling silver, natural Blue Gem turquoise, red coral, white shell, jet and cameo shell
Troy ounces .89 troy ounces
Size Ring size is 10 1/2. Face of ring is 1 5/32" height X 7/8" width
Signed Signed with Vacit's corn ear hallmark
Date of creation Circa 1940's
Condition Excellent
Turquoise Natural Blue Gem mine turquoise
Description Sterling silver tufa cast body and shank with fabricated decorative side bars made from ingot. The silver face is a sheet rolled from ingot and carefully cut out to provide the areas for channel inlay prior to being soldered to the ring base.
Provenance JW
Gram weight 27.9 grams
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