Description: This piece is a stunning example of classic Navajo jewelry. This piece is handmade out of sterling silver and genuine stones.
The Yei Bi Chei (pronounced YAY-BI-CHAY is often depicted in many Navajo art. The Yei Bi Chei is a spiritual deity of the Navajo. The Yei Bi Chei dance is a nine day healing ceremony that takes place in winter.
Jimmy Harrison is a Navajo Silversmith and a lapidary genius, as he is best known for his mosaic inlay using semi-precious gemstones: coral, turquoise, sugilite, lapis lazuli, jet..etc. Jimmy has been creating jewelry since the late 1970's, as he worked for legendary artists Preston and Jesse Monongya. His inlay often depicts Yei-Bi-Chei fiqures and night time skies. His work is displayed in many museums across the United States and he has been featured in many publications. He participates in many of high quality events, such as Santa Fe Indian Market, Heard Museum Native Market, Eiteljorg Museum Native Market, and Autry Museum show. It is honor to carry his work.
Material: Sterling Silver, Spiny Oyster Shell, Sugilite, Jet, Mother of Pearl, Denim Lapis, White Clam Shell, Malachite
Dimensions: Bolo is 1-5/8 in. x 3 in., Tips are 3/4 in. x 3-1/8 in. 42 inch leather cord.
Weight (in grams): 69
Hallmark/Signature: Signed Jim Harrison, Sterling, Handmade