Description: This piece is a brooch.
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 piece was acquired from a second-hand collection (i.e.-estate sale), who collected Native American Jewelry and art in the 1980's.- 2000's.
Material: Sterling Silver
Dimensions: 2-3/4" x 3-1/2"
Weight (in grams): 70
Hallmark/Signature: C.H.E., Sterling, 10-'07 (All inscribed)