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Vintage Zuni Jewelry, Vintage Native American Jewelry, Knifewing Bracelet, Old Pawn, Indian Jewelry, Turquoise Bracelet, Southwest Jewelry

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Huge vintage 1950's,60's sterling silver, turquoise, coral, MOP, abalone and jet Zuni inlay Knifewing bracelet.

This substantial Zuni inlay bracelet is unsigned ( not uncommon for jewelry pre- 1950's/60's).

I have seen many vintage Zuni Knifewing motif jewelry pieces in my years of collecting, but very few with a Knifewing figure this size.

It is really beautifully executed. The band has a very simple twisted rope work silver design that allows the beautiful stone on stone inlay work to be showcased.

Speaking of stones, all of the stone/shell inlay is in perfect condition. None are cracked or loose in anyway.

It's simply a great example of mid-century Zuni inlay art.

The following is an excerpt from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) website on the history of the Zuni Knifewing symbol:

The Zuni Pueblo Knife Wing is a symbol of the Zuni Warrior Society and is a protector of the land and its inhabitants; it represents courage, honor, wisdom and strength. The spirit of this symbol is carried into battle or other life threatening situations.

*If you love my items, feel free to make me a reasonable offer. I may or may not have much "wiggle room" on price on some particular items but it never hurts to ask. I also have layaway available too.

Bracelet is somewhat adjustable but only with careful manipulation.

Measurements:

Inner interior circumference of bracelet is approx 5 1/2 inches PLUS a 1 inch gap.

Height of inlay knifewing is 2 5/8 inches tall.
Huge vintage 1950's,60's sterling silver, turquoise, coral, MOP, abalone and jet Zuni inlay Knifewing bracelet.

This substantial Zuni inlay bracelet is unsigned ( not uncommon for jewelry pre- 1950's/60's).

I have seen many vintage Zuni Knifewing motif jewelry pieces in my years of collecting, but very few with a Knifewing figure this size.

It is really beautifully executed. The band has a very simple twisted rope work silver design that allows the beautiful stone on stone inlay work to be showcased.

Speaking of stones, all of the stone/shell inlay is in perfect condition. None are cracked or loose in anyway.

It's simply a great example of mid-century Zuni inlay art.

The following is an excerpt from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) website on the history of the Zuni Knifewing symbol:

The Zuni Pueblo Knife Wing is a symbol of the Zuni Warrior Society and is a protector of the land and its inhabitants; it represents courage, honor, wisdom and strength. The spirit of this symbol is carried into battle or other life threatening situations.

*If you love my items, feel free to make me a reasonable offer. I may or may not have much "wiggle room" on price on some particular items but it never hurts to ask. I also have layaway available too.

Bracelet is somewhat adjustable but only with careful manipulation.

Measurements:

Inner interior circumference of bracelet is approx 5 1/2 inches PLUS a 1 inch gap.

Height of inlay knifewing is 2 5/8 inches tall.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(33)
Reviewed by Hal and Melissa
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 21, 2018
I adore this bracelet! Just crazy about it! Perfect in every way! Arrival and packaging was perfect! This transaction was perfect in every way! Janine is delightful to work with! I will be back for more treasures!!! Thank you sooooo much Janine!!!
Turquoise Bracelet, Old Pawn, Native American Jewelry, Zuni Jewelry, Zuni Petit Point, Cluster Bracelet, Boho Jewelry

Reviewed by ehlarson4
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 20, 2017
Fabulous vintage Native American sterling collar necklace. Love it, thanks!
ON RESERVE: Estate Jewelry, Native American Jewelry, Vintage Navajo Silver Necklace, Vintage Sterling Silver Jewelry, Statement Necklace

Reviewed by ehlarson4
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 20, 2017
Wonderful vintage reversible coral and turquoise necklace. Thanks!
ON RESERVE: Reversible Necklace, Old Pawn, Native American Jewelry, Statement Necklace, Vintage Navajo Necklace, Turquoise Necklace

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Vintage Native American Jewelry has been pre-loved and worn and will show natural signs of wear. I disclose all flaws and damage but expect wear consistent with age. Untreated, natural turquoise may show color change with time but often adds to the beauty and character of the piece. Natural turquoise may also have cracks and fissures. If any stones have any significant cracks, they will be noted.

All the jewelry I have collected are one of a kind handmade items. Pieces that are unmarked with an artist hallmark often denote pre-1950's, therefore may not be marked sterling silver but has been tested as such.

Colors do vary from monitor to monitor so if color is important to you please contact me before purchasing
Vintage clothing and accessories have been pre-loved and worn and will show natural signs of wear. I disclose all flaws and damage but expect wear consistent with age such as loose or missing seam stitches, creases, scuffs, fading, moth nibbles, missing hook and eye closures, sticky zippers, etc.

They may also have been exposed to pets, mothballs or smoking. I do not clean or dry clean the items I pick unless otherwise noted in my listing. I recommend my customers wash or take the item to their trusted dry cleaners before wear. If an item has been washed I will note it in the listing.
Measurements for all garments are taken on the outside of the clothing while it is lying flat then doubled. Please compare the measurements with something you already own to be sure you get a good fit.

To help understand my grading of vintage clothing please reference my chart below:

Mint: Like new or never worn
Excellent: Few to no flaws or issues
Great: Gently worn with minor imperfections expected with age. Items are easily repairable & wearable at time of purchase.
Very Good: May have a minor flaw or two that doesn't alter the overall look, wearability or appeal of the garment. May show more wash/wear and age than Great
Good: A bit more flawed than the above, though generally still wearable, good for everyday casual wearing
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Orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation. I can also ship USPS Express Mail if you need the item quicker. Just let me know before you pay so I can adjust the invoice. Insurance is not included in the listed postage price. I am not responsible for items lost or damaged in the mail so please message me prior to purchasing your item to request insurance or signature confirmation if desired.
I ship First Class Mail International for small packages but, please be advised that this shipment method does not offer insurance. I will provide you a US Customs Number which is sometimes useful for tracking, but that varies according to country. Larger packages over 4 pounds must be sent via USPS Priority Mail or Global Express. These packages do come with Tracking Numbers.

Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. I cannot offer refunds on items refused because of failure to pay customs charges. Please check your countries’ customs policies before purchasing.

Vintage Zuni Jewelry, Vintage Native American Jewelry, Knifewing Bracelet, Old Pawn, Indian Jewelry, Turquoise Bracelet, Southwest Jewelry

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Style: Boho
  • Bracelet width: 2.5 Inches
  • Bracelet length: 5.5 Inches
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Gemstone: Turquoise
  • Recycled: No
  • Material: Shell, Silver, Stone
  • Spinner: No
  • Feedback: 33 reviews
  • Favorited by: 32 people
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in Los Angeles, California

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