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Knifewing Pin & Rainbow God Earrings Set

Zuni

About The Knifewing Pin & Rainbow God Earrings Set

Incredibly detailed set, they are perfect scaled down versions of their 1930's counterparts. These early 1940's Zuni creations were designed to blend with a more urban world, while sacrificing nothing of their traditional roots. The inlay work is meticulous and accomplished using only the four sacred direction colors and materials. The silver settings are masterful creations that further extend and complete the figurative stone on stone inlay! The jet, turquoise, white and red abalone shell, in their richly ornamented settings would complete a silk or cashmere suit as well as a flannel shirt and jeans.

Savvy Price $825.00

Gallery Price $975.00

Item Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Description

Incredibly detailed set, they are perfect scaled down versions of their 1930's counterparts. These early 1940's Zuni creations were designed to blend with a more urban world, while sacrificing nothing of their traditional roots. The inlay work is meticulous and accomplished using only the four sacred direction colors and materials. The silver settings are masterful creations that further extend and complete the figurative stone on stone inlay! The jet, turquoise, white and red abalone shell, in their richly ornamented settings would complete a silk or cashmere suit as well as a flannel shirt and jeans.

About the Artist

The best book to explain the steps in creating Zuni cluster jewelry is Oscar Branson's Indian Jewelry Making. Volume II. Look at page 48 illustrating each step to create a cluster bracelet.

Medium Sterling silver, turquoise, jet, white and red abalone
Size Knifewing pin measures 1 1/2" height with a wing span of 1 1/8". Rainbow gods are 1" tall X 5/8" across from elbow to elbow.
Signed No, they predate a tradition of signing or hallmarking.
Date of creation Circa 1940's
Condition Excellent
Turquoise Natural turquoise
Description Earings are screwback and can be converted to pierced or clip on for $50.
Design The earrings are perfect mirror images of one another.
Provenance From an Arizona jewelry collection KW 133-134
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