Men's Ketoh Bow Guard German Silver Faux Turquoise Leather Wrist Band Bracelet, Southwestern Style

$94.00

I got this vintage Ketoh (pronounced gato) or bow guard from the estate of a man who purchased it in the 1980s as a souvenir and then tucked it into a drawer never once to wear it. And so if it looks as though it's been folded up, that's because it has. It is made of German silver, which has no sterling content at all, and is the fancy name for nickel. The faux turquoise in the center is made to look somewhat real, with matrix veins. But this was definitely made for the tourist market, and to be a much less expensive version of a real silver and turquoise ketoh. This style of bracelet as big in the 1960s through 80s, as a boho hippie fashion piece, although the real kethohs were made to protect the wearer from the pull of the bow string and arrow, and/or for ceremonial dances and Feast Days. Because so many of those are quite expensive, these less expensive versions cropped up to satisfy demand for that look. And in honesty, it's quite well done and because it has so little wear, the German silver is in good condition, and we might not even know that it is not real silver except for the fact that I acid tested it to be certain.

The leather band measures just under 3" wide and the leather is about 8-3/4" long end to end, although it overlaps in the back. To close you pull on one or both ends of the leather lace to tighten. You can then either tuck in that extra tail of leather tie, or if the ends are long enough, tie them together on one end. The leather is a little stiff from not being used. The faux turquoise cab is 1/2" in diameter.

A great piece at an affordable price.

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