Stunning, vintage, hand stamped turquoise bangle cuff by Navajo artisan Chimney Butte.
High quality turquoise cabochons which I believe are Sleeping beauty turquoise.
The bangle is heavily stamped and oxidised using traditional Native American symbols.
Beautiful patina to the piece.
It fits me very well and I have a 7 - 7.5" wrist.
Weight 65.2 grams
Width of cuff 27mm (just over 1")
Internal dimensions 67mm x 50mm
Approx length of metal 6.5"
Gap 25mm (1") slightly adjustable
Info about the artist:-
"As a youth, I lived at Kykotsmov, Arizona. Located at the foot of Old Oraibi, it is the oldest continually inhabited village in North America. Here, I was first introduced to pottery, carving, and jewelry making. Many of my friends worked in different mediums and their work reflected what actually happened in daily life. The seed of self expression was planted and I learned that one's work, its beauty, is a mirror of one's soul. By doing your art, you could express yourself and show respect for those around you. They are your teachers and mentors. A teacher exists not only in those that possess documents claiming such attributes, but the teacher exists in those with a need to give.
A student is one with a want to learn. I learned respect for all things and the ability to see life in all things. Memories of cooking potatoes on Pumpkin Hill, catching birds at night to tease Yokne, and the basketball games at Hopi Day School are the things that inspire me today."
"After many years, I am now able to express my own self through the work I do with my family. My daughter, Annika, brings new inspiration and importance to our jewelry. I also see the importance of giving our daughter the tools and ability to continue into tomorrow. The love that exists between her mother and I is reflected in the soul of my child and mirrored in the work Sylvia and I do today."
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