OLD PAWN: In the early days of Native jewelry, silverwy was dependent on the FEW available hand tools. Highly valued hand tools were augmented by heat and anvil. One forgotten tool, seldom mentioned, is the steel DRAW PLATE. This tool was used to “pull” silver into wires. This bracelet is one of the SCARCE specimen with SQUARE drawn wire. The shank is composed of four such square wires, 5 1/2”, medium fit. Could be NAVAJO, more likely Pueblo, and likely COIN silver.
In addition, the turquoise is vintage CERRILLOS, natural and original, bezel set. And with handmade silver trim.
Former Old Pawn. Rich PATINA. Great condition. Museum level quality. Highly collectible. From McGee’s Indian Den Collection.