na001403Regular price $224.00 Save $-224.00
This Zuni Feather Spirit pendant is also a pin! The channel inlay is lapis, spiny oyster shell, natural domestic turquoise, and coral - more about channel inlay below. The stones are set in a sterling silver overlay shaped feather with spirals and symbols sawed out of the top sheet of silver. The set turquoise on top of the head has five silver feathers above. The hallmark on the back is CA. So special!
Size: 2.25" H x .5" W
Channel inlay jewelry is a process used extensively by Native American jewelers, particularly those in Zuni Pueblo. Many other talented jewelers from other tribes in the Southwest also make channel inlay jewelry. The metal channel, usually silver, is soldered onto the back to create the design. Afterward, the stones are cut to fit into each section. It is an exacting process which shows in the beauty of the work of the finished piece(s).