Description: Tufa-casting is an old Navajo technique where the impression of the bracelet is carved in volcanic stone (tufa-stone) and the molten melted is poured into the impression. This was one of the very first techniques that the Navajo created in the late 1800’s. This style is often mistaken as “sand-casting”, as tufa casting is a different technique than sandcasting.
This is a great piece that is made by Navajo artist, Lyndon Tsosie. It features embellishments of precious natural gemstones set in sterling silver. Lyndon Tsosie is known for his whimsical use of designs and colors and use of high quality natural stones. . This piece is from an estate that collected Native American art for the last 50 years.
This piece is made ca. 2000
Material: Sterling Silver, Turquoise, Lapis, Coral, Pink Mussell Shell, Sugilite, Leather (necklace cord)
Dimensions: Leather strand is 35-1/4" long. Pendant is 1-1/4" x 5".
Weight (in grams): 71
Hallmark/Signature: Lyndon B. Tsosie, Sterling