Country of Origin: United States - Navajo Nation. Brand: Edge of the World Creations. Gram Weight: 17.4 grams. Inner circumference, not including the cuff gap: 5.94. Cuff gap adds an additional: 1.24.Total wearable length, including the cuff gap: 7.18. Closure/Clasp Type : The bracelet is meant to be worn over the wrist through the gap. Link Type : Rounded and polished sterling silver. Handmade during the 1960s by a talented Navajo artisan. Adorning the outside of the band are seven hand-hammered stamped motifs, including an arrow and a sunburst. The inside of the band is smooth and polished for comfortable and secure wear. There is light tarnish on the sterling silver in some areas, which gives the bracelet a lovely antique quality. There is also very minor wear to the edge of the band in one area, but this does not affect wear and would not be immediately noticeable when worn. This listing is for the item only. This beautiful piece was made by a very talented Native American silversmith.
It features handcrafted silversmith work throughout. Antique Native American jewelry is very rare to find. This is due to these pieces being made for reservation and personal use before the tourist trade became popular.
Very few pieces were made and even less survived to today. The concept of Pawn, Old Pawn, and Dead Pawn Native American Jewelry came to be in the 1800s. When a loan wasnt repaid, the item became known as either Old Pawn or Dead Pawn.
The Navajo Nation sits on 27,000 square miles within the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. The Navajo have a rich history and culture and have become known for creating some of the finest sterling silver and turquoise jewelry, incorporating their own traditional motifs with silversmithing.The squash blossom necklace is perhaps one the most famous Navajo styles produced, along with turquoise inlay rings. Turquoise is an important stone in Navajo culture; symbolizing happiness, good fortune, and good health. The first Navajo silversmith, Atsidi Sani, was taught around 1865 by a Mexican silversmith.
Atsidi Sani, in turn, taught his four sons, who then started teaching other Navajo artisans. In the beginning, Navajo artisans created sterling silver jewelry for themselves and others in the Navajo Nation. Navajo silversmiths, working from 1870 to 1900, learned about stamping from Mexican leather workers, and adopted this to their metal working. Artisans made their own stamps that were passed down to each generation.
Stampings are usually hand hammered using handcrafted or die stamps and include traditional Native American symbols, such as sunbursts, to ornate landscapes. This technique has been passed on and utilized by other Native American tribes and continues to be a popular method of jewelry making. Buyers will have 3 base.The item "Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Navajo Stamped Arrow Cuff Bracelet 17.4g" is in sale since Saturday, May 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.