This vintage Zuni Sun face kachina design bracelet features the Zuni Sun face kachina. The Zuni people are Native Americans who reside in the southwestern United States, particularly in New Mexico. The Sun face kachina is a prominent figure in Zuni culture and represents the spirit of the sun.
The bracelet is made using traditional Zuni lapidary techniques, which involve intricate stone cutting, inlay work, and silverwork. The design of the bracelet has a central Sun face kachina motif surrounded by inlay feathers.
Vintage pieces are considered older and may have been created several decades ago, adding to their collectible and historical value. They often showcase the craftsmanship and artistic skills of Zuni silversmiths from that period. This piece was acquired from a collector that dated it to the 1970-80's.
These bracelets can be highly sought after by collectors and individuals interested in Native American art and jewelry.
Material: Sterling Silver, Turquoise, Mother of Pearl, Pen Shell, Coral
Dimensions: Inside measurement is 5-1/2" from end to end with an open gap of 1-3/8". Piece is 1-3/4" wide.
Weight (in grams): 40.5