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Iconic Silver and Turquoise Gorget Necklace

Michael Kabotie

About The Iconic Silver and Turquoise Gorget Necklace

Mill-rolled sterling silver sheet and a single hand-cut natural water web blue green turquoise stone from the #8 mine.  

The design was executed in saw-cut overlay, portions of which are accepted with straight line stamping.  The background sheet is also stamp textured, which can be seen through the cut out areas of the overlay design.  

A near 1/8" border around the crescent centerpiece is also the base silver stamped with fine lines radiating from the overlay design.  A saw notched bezel holds a singular water web turquoise with a touch of golden matrix.  

1/8" diameter round wire, formed into gently curving segments are linked with a 1/16" round wire forming a chain finished with a hook and eye clasp.

We are lucky to have such an absolutely iconic work of art by Michael posing as jewelry.

Savvy Price $8,500.00

Gallery Price $9,500.00

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Description

Mill-rolled sterling silver sheet and a single hand-cut natural water web blue green turquoise stone from the #8 mine.  

The design was executed in saw-cut overlay, portions of which are accepted with straight line stamping.  The background sheet is also stamp textured, which can be seen through the cut out areas of the overlay design.  

A near 1/8" border around the crescent centerpiece is also the base silver stamped with fine lines radiating from the overlay design.  A saw notched bezel holds a singular water web turquoise with a touch of golden matrix.  

1/8" diameter round wire, formed into gently curving segments are linked with a 1/16" round wire forming a chain finished with a hook and eye clasp.

We are lucky to have such an absolutely iconic work of art by Michael posing as jewelry.

About the Artist

(1942-2009) Michael Kabotie was one of the three founding members of the Artist Hopid and was the spokesman for the group. He studied art with his father and graduated from Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas.

One of his paintings has graced the cover of Arizona Highways magazine. His awards were numerous and he was an active participant in all phases of Hopi life. Well respected as an outstanding artist Michael Kabotie lectured at museums and universities throughout the United States including Harvard University, Rochester Museum of Science, San Diego State University and Northern Arizona University.  

Illustrations of his works can also be see in Hopi Painting by Patricia Broder and Southwest Indian Painting by Clara Lee Tanner. 

In the late 1950's Kabotie was first exposed to work as a jeweler. This painter produced murals for the Sunset Crater National Monument as well as a three-wall kiva mural at the Museum of Northern Arizona. He wrote a book of poetry, Migration Tears: poems about transitions, published in 1987 by the University of California Press.

In 2002 Kabotie was named an Arizona Indian Living Treasure.  Michael was selected to represent the 52nd Annual Heard Museum's Indian Fair and Market scheduled for March 2010. 

Medium Sterling silver and natural turquoise
Troy ounces 2.67 troy ounces
Size Crescent inside 6" outside 8 1/2" approximately. Width at center is 1 1/8". Overall length of necklace is 15 1/2"
Signed "Lomawywesa" signed in stamped cursive on interior
Date of creation 2006
Condition Excellent
Turquoise Rare Natural #8 water web turquoise
Description This necklace relates well to an all-silver necklace illustrated on page 180 representing Michael Kabotie's jewelry from the 2000's in the book Michael's Journey The Mythic Art of Michael Kabotie.
Design Michael Kabote's jewelry was created with an extraordinary body consciousness. The crescent gorget is carefully rounded from the back so that a smooth edge lies against the wearer resulting in a "comfort fit".
Provenance C Pe
Gram weight 83.0 grams