The heyday of Indian jewelry was the 1970s. It was as much a rush on turquoise as anything. But Native jewelers flourished during this golden era. Many now famous artisans rose up during this time. And new individualism took root.
The Navajo Kachina, an astonishing assemblage of silver components. The vivid blue turquoise is natural Morenci. The shadow box is deep and expert. The undulating rim is masterful. Signed script Tony Begay. 3” x 2.75” shield. Handmade bead chain, 21”.