This extra wide sterling silver cuff is circa 1980s and made with crushed turquoise and coral inlaid into a repeating Kokopelli figure. The bracelet is domed and rounded, which makes it hard to get an exact size on it, but it definitely is a unisex piece, suitable for anyone really who enjoys the symbolism of Kokopelli, a powerful fertility icon among the Hopi and other Native Americans. He carries unborn children on his back and distributes them to women. In his domain over agriculture, his flute-playing chases away winter and brings about spring. Many peoples also associate Kokopelli with the rains. And of course the more literal translation of the icon as one walking and playing the flute makes us think of musicians who take their instruments on the road, playing in shows and bars and street fairs. No matter who you have in mind if you are considering the bracelet, it is a nice piece, large yet light given the size, very typical of jewelry from that era. Signed C, possibly for Navajo Jerry Cowboy, and carries a STERLING stamp.
Measures 2" wide and approximately 5-5/8" taking a tape measure around the inside, with a gap opening of 1-1/2", so total length of 7-1/8". Weighs 69 grams. To measure I did not go into the center of the domed area but along the sides, so there is a chance that it will fit someone with a closer to 7-1/4 circumference wrist. In very good vintage condition, and quite nice given the large silver surface.
A great traditional bracelet with a recognizable icon.
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