Description: This piece was acquired from a second-hand collection (i.e.-estate sale), who collected Native American Jewelry and art in the 1990-2000’s. It is designed and handmade by Steve LaRance who is a gifted Hopi artist who specializes in tufa casting.
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.
Material: Sterling Silver, Turquoise
Dimensions: This bracelet measures 5-3/8 inches with an opening that is 1-3/8 inch. It measures 1-3/4 inch wide.
Weight (in grams): 70.2
Hallmark/Signature: Wikviyo Hopi