This vintage sterling silver and 14K gold overlap bracelet is in a form called "storyteller," and in this case carries icons that connect the animals and food and the importance of the community and natural ecosystem. There is a bear and eagle, two of the most powerful symbols in Native American animal medicine, both representing protection and strength. The cornstalk is also about as essential as one can get in Native American's way of life, corn being a major crop. To give a sense of how such a bracelet is made, each image is cut out of either silver or gold that is laid atop the silver foundation. The bear is gold, as is a Kachina rattle with feather. The eagle is also cut from gold, and the cornstalk from silver. Navajo Mark Yazzie is known for making these amazing storyteller bracelets, and often he uses uncommon gemstones, although what I love about this one is the simplicity of silver and gold. What better piece to pull together one's gold and silver jewelry!
The bracelet measures just over 1-1/4" wide, and taking a soft tape measure inside is about 5-3/8" tip to tip with a 1-1/2" gap--so about 6-7/8" total length around the wrist. Weighs a substantial 77g. In excellent vintage condition.
A powerful statement about the connectedness of the universe.
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