Bracelet, Navajo Indian, Sterling Silver, Twisted Rope Design - Roadshow Collectibles

Bracelet, Navajo Indian, Sterling Silver, Twisted Rope Design.

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Bracelet, Navajo Indian, Sterling Silver, Twisted Rope Design.

 

When and how the Navajo acquired the art of working metals is unknown but there are reasons for supposing that it was introduced among them, or at least more developed and improved upon by them, since the time they have occupied their present country. According to the sayings of some of the old Navajo Silversmiths of the tribe, the art of working Silver was introduced among them by the Mexicans, Spaniards about the middle of the nineteenth century, when a Navajo blacksmith, known by his own people as Atsidi Sani, or the old smith, and by the Mexicans as Herrero, or the smith, first learned the art from a Mexican Silversmith named Cassilio, who is said to have still been living in 1872-1873. It is believed that it was Atsidi Sani he was the first Navajo Indian to make Navajo Jewelry approximately 1865.

Item Code - JEW11C388PVCZ3A1

Width: 2"  Length: 2 7/8"  Depth: 1/4"  Weight: 49 g


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