Knifewing Pin and Rainbow God Earrings Set

Zuni

Knifewing Pin and Rainbow God Earrings Set, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • rainbow god pin
  • rain god earrings
Savvy Price $985.00
Gallery Price $1,250.00
Title
Knifewing Pin and Rainbow God Earrings Set
Artist
Zuni
Medium
Sterling silver, jet, turquoise, white and red abalone shells.
Size
Knifewing measures 2 1/8" tall X 2" from wing tip to wing tip. Rainbow gods are 1" height X 5/8" across from elbow to elbow.
Signed
No, these predate the tradition of signing or hallmarking a jewelry artist's work.
Date of creation
Knifewing pin mid 1930's. Rainbow god earrings late 1930's.
Condition
Excellent
Turquoise
Natural Blue Gem turquoise
Design
Four sacred direction colors and materials are utilized in both the pin and the earrings.
Provenance
From an Arizona jewelry collection KW 131-132
About The Knifewing Pin and Rainbow God Earrings Set

A go anywhere jewelry ensemble! The same artist made both the pin and earrings, but at different times. The pin was made and presented in the mid 1930's. The earrings were a special request "Just something nice to wear with the beautiful pin". The rainbow gods were made in 1939 or 1940, just before the war.

The emphasis is on the turquoise in this set, which is all high grade Blue Gem. All the silvework is superb. The earrings are screwback. The set is a wonderful compliment to urban or country attire and is a testimony to the exquisite understated taste of its wearer! Earrings can be converted by a time-tested American Indian jeweler for $50.

About Zuni

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.

Other Works By Zuni:
  • Zuni Squash Blossom Necklace Set by  Zuni
  • Sunface Squash Blossom Necklace, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Unusual Turquoise Row Bracelet by  Zuni
  • 20 Hand-Cut Marquis-Shaped Turquoise Stone Cuff, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Knifewing Pin & Rainbow God Earrings Set, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Sky Blue Natural Turquoise Inlay Post Earrings, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Geometric Channel Inlay Cuff, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Magnificent Inlay Sunface Earrings, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • 24 Natural Turquoise Stone Pin, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Open Diamond-Shaped Turquoise Dangle Earrings, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Graceful Rainfall Silver & Turquoise Earrings, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Corn Stalk Turquoise Earrings, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Blue Gem Zuni Turquoise Cross with Two Dark Stones, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Possibly Zuni Everyday Four Stone Cuff, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Glorious Cluster Turquoise Pin, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Fetching Green Turquoise & Silver Channel Inlay Ring, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Seven Stone Turquoise Inlay Ring, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Bird and Blossom Bola Tie, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • North Star Clip On Earrings, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • #8 Mine Turquoise, Red Abalone & Green Sea Snail Cuff Links, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Channel Set Inlay Cuff Links with Blue Gem, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Dancing Kachina Channel Inlay Bolo Tie, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Channel Set Inlay Cuff, Silver and Black Jet, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Striking Mother of Pearl and Turquoise Inlay Silver Cuff, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Fern-Like Turquoise Drop Post Earrings, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Stunning Large Cluster Cuff with Side Panels, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Large Round Cluster Pin / Pendant , Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Double Snowflake Blue Gem Earrings, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Coral Needlepoint Watch Bracelet , Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Fox Mine Pendant Turquoise Earrings on Post Backs, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • 38 Stone Turquoise Cluster Ring, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Bolo Tie Rainbow God, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • 37 Turquoise Stone Cluster Cuff Bracelet, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Petit Point Squash Blossom Necklace, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • 3 Strand Necklace of 87 Bird Fetishes, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Ingot Silver Cuff set with 23 High Grade Turquoise Stones, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Vintage Crossed Golf Club Pin , Jewelry by  Zuni
  • 5 Cluster Sterling Silver Cuff, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Articulated Watchband with Rainbow God & Knifewing Inlay, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Dolomite Eagle Fetish, Fetish by  Zuni
  • Delicate Silver Squash Blossom Necklace AAA Blue Gem Stones, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Sterling Cluster Cuff featuring Lone Mountain Turquoise, Jewelry by  Zuni
Cultures

American Indian, Zuni

Medium

Jewelry

Subject

Keywords

Zuni rainbow god, rainbow god pin, rain god earrings