The bracelet is stamped with a rare coin silver hallmark and is completely handcrafted. The hand stamped design features a whirling log symbol in the center, which is a traditional Navajo symbol of healing and well-being. Raised rosettes extend out along the bracelet, adding a lovely depth to this piece. Throughout the entire length of the bracelet are hand stamped patterns featuring geometrical shapes, zigzags, and arrows.The bracelet slips on easily and hangs elegantly on the wrist. The bracelet comes together in a beautifully polished and intricate design, which makes a visual impact. Don't miss your chance to own this rare and unique Navajo piece! 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. Southwest jewelry from the American Southwest is unique to itself and has a look that has become popular worldwide. Southwest jewelry was originally created by Native American and Mexican artistic influence, and has gained popularity throughout the years, becoming a staple of many contemporary designs.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. Navajo jewelry started becoming commercially available around the 1910s and is still very popular today.
Stampings are usually hand hammered using handcrafted or die stamps and include traditional Native American symbols, such as sunbursts, to ornate landscapes. The whirling log is an important cultural symbol for the Navajo nation. The Navajo word for whirling log translates to, that which revolves, and is based on a legend of a man who goes on a spiritual journey. During this spiritual journey, he gains important knowledge and shares it with his people. In Navajo culture, the whirling log symbolizes good luck, healing, well-being, and protection.Please take this into consideration before. The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo Pawn Sterling 900 Coin Silver Stamped Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, July 29, 2018.
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.