The Zuni are world famous for their stone cutting skills. They have perfected the art of needlepoint and pettipoint. This bracelet is a prime example of premium pettipoint, where the stones are pointed on one end and round on the other, or simply round.
The jeweler, Jean Hattie, ranks at the top of the Pettipoint world. An acknowledged master. Consider the incredible amount of work in cutting the stones. Consider also, the small cups she must fashion and solder, one for each stone. Consider further the intricate and delicate silver trim throughout. That she can fashion all of these silver components is amazing. Even more astonishing is the control she must have to solder each and every component exactly where it needs to be!
Mint condition, ca.1980. Fit for a medium wrist, 5 1/2″ size.
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