Markings : Unmarked, tested, and guaranteed. Country of Origin: United States - Northwest Coast Native American.Gram Weight: 21.4 grams. Metal Type: Coin sterling silver. Inner circumference, not including the cuff gap: 5.4. Cuff gap adds an additional: 1.4. Band width: 0.45" to 0.75". 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 1950s by an artisan from a Native American nation from the Northwest coast of North America. Composed of coin sterling silver, also known as. 900 sterling silver, a popular purity of sterling silver used by Native American silversmiths during this time period. Adorning the outside of the band are chased geometric patterns which surround a large bird motif. The inside of the band is smooth and polished for comfortable and secure wear. Tarnish on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality which we believe is quite lovely. 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 distinctive artistic tradition of the Native Northwest Coast tribes is particularly unique and boldly stylized. The indigenous Northwestern peoples lived along the sea shores and river valleys, and much of their art and jewelry depicted totemic people, plants, and animals that they encountered in daily life or were spiritually significant.
Beautifully intricate relief carvings were hand-shaped into wood and colored using primarily reds and blacks, a technique which was easily adapted to engraving with the arrival of the Europeans and precious metals such as silver. Buyers will have 3 base. The item "Antique Vintage Coin Sterling Silver Northwest Native American Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, May 31, 2020.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.
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