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Zuni Indian Bracelets
Our selection of Sterling Silver Zuni Indian Bracelets. Handmade Zuni Indian Bracelets with Genuine turquoise and other Semi-Precious Stones.
From salvaging metal from old kettles for jewelry, to the masterful inlay and needlepoint Zuni Indian Bracelets of today, the Indians of Zuni Pueblos have moved easily from primitive hand stamping on found metals to museum quality, highly collectible jewelry without missing a step!
Although the Zuni didn't start developing their silversmith skills until the late 19th century, their style and expertise is a true legacy of Silver and stone.The emphasis on small stone work and inlay work began to emerge in the 1920's, developing partly from continued experience and the Zuni 's own sense of tradition and culture. The skill that is required of the Native American artisan to create and complete an inlaid bracelet or cuff is astonishing! These precision Inlaid Cuffs are a treat to see and a treasure to own.
The excellence continues with the appearance of needlepoint or petite point cuffs and Zuni Indian Bracelets. Strongly associated with the Zuni Indian Bracelets making tradition, this style of cuff requires hours of perfect stones meeting perfect mountings! The hours of intensive stone setting and creative design culminates in museum quality, handmade jewelry that is in a class by itself.