Zuni Rainbow Man
Among the most popular Native jewelry is the Rainbow Man. Pueblo people generally avoid tribal symbols but some have come to be generalized, Rainbow Man among them. Some features may be changed to avoid criticism.
The MOSAIC Rainbow Man is herein a series of components, each section a separate lapidary. The legs, arms, body and head are mounted in their own fine serrated bezel. The silver-work, alone, is fine, Sterling silver. When assembled like a puzzle, the mosaics form the Rainbow Man figure. The stone-to-stone lapidary is unerring. Including turquoise, coral, jet and mother-of-Pearl.
Lapidary and silver work required a high level of talent and skill.
This is AUTHENTIC ZUNI, guaranteed, a fine work of Native art.
The tribal symbolism of Rainbow Man is that of much cherished RAIN in an often-scorched earth. Farmers need rain The connection between heaven and earth is natural and beautiful among the Pueblo people. The prime colors of the rainbow are reflected in the Pueblo Six Directions.