For many centuries, all roads led to Zuni. Known throughout the Western Hemisphere, their shell encrusted neckwear and ceremonial beads have been found from Alaska to Cape Horn.
The Zuni May have the oldest ceremonial society of all, quite complex, with kiva secrets that remain their own to this day.
Their lapidary expertise exploded in popularity with the coming of silver in the mid eighteen hundreds. It is no surprise. These home shop Pueblo Natives have survived more economic disasters than any other. Once thought to be one of the Seven Cities of Cibola, the Zuni capitulated to Spanish invaders, allowing Catholicism a presence among them. But without giving up their ancient underground societies.
The Zuni speak the Tewa language, a sure sign of toughness and a willingness to fight. This heritage seems inbred bred and gave them an alignment with the equally tough Hopi during the tumultuous invasions that attempted to subdued them.
Living through all this was their lapidary artwork, exemplified in this BOLA by the master jeweler VERA LUNA. The image is that of respect, the Apache Devil Dancer, the Gahn Spirit. In full dancing motion, Vera’s dancer is fashioned with Sterling channels which are inlaid with turquoise, coral and various shells typical of mid-century Indian jewelry. A strong and deep PATINA graces the silver, proof of its vintage. Five inch size. Safety clip. Original leather and tips.
A true COLLECTOR’S bola! Priced so low you can’t say no. Excellent condition and GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC by one of America’s finest galleries, Dennis JUNE Gallery, located central to Scottsdale’s world renown Art District.
Don’t miss this golden opportunity to own a genuine classic heirloom!