Silver & Turquoise w/ Coral Navajo Chip Inlay Eagle Pendant by Frances Begay 4A29W

$ 187.00 $ 220.00

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Material: Sterling Silver, Turquoise, Coral

Dimensions: 1" X 1-3/4"

Weight (in grams): 7.1

Hallmark/Signature: NB, Sterling (Frances Nells Begay)

**Chains that are photographed with the pendant are for illustration purposes and are NOT included. **

Chip inlay is the process in which channels are filled with resin or epoxy and crushed stone. Once the resin/epoxy dried, the piece was then sanded and polished smooth leaving a mosaic of stone in the channel. This technique was developed by Navajos in the 1950-60's, and is often credited to Tommy Singer (also Charlie Singer and Willie Singer); however, there were many other artist doing the same process in the same era; in fact, my mother Frances Begay raised my brothers and me making and selling her chip inlay jewelry. This vintage-style of work is classic Navajo style of the 1970's.

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