Silver & Turquoise Navajo Chip Inlay Arrowhead Tips Bolo Tie Joleen Yazzie ZK25N


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Description: Zuni is a Native American tribe that is located in New Mexico. They are known for the intricate inlay work, and very fine lapidary skills.

This piece is Zuni handmade out of sterling silver and genuine stones. Zuni is a Native American tribe that is located in New Mexico. The Zuni silversmiths are known for the intricate inlay work, and very fine lapidary skills. This piece is a stunning example of the intricate lapidary skills that the Zunis are known for, as each stone is individually cut, polished and inlayed.

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.

Material: Sterling Silver, Turquoise, Coral

Dimensions: Bolo pendant is 1-3/4" x 1-5/8". Bolo tips are 1/4" x 1-3/4". Bolo cord is 1/4".

Weight (in grams): 26.7

Hallmark/Signature: Sterling




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