We have similar Native and Navajo items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cait P. Markings: Sterling on the back of the barrette, Tested, and Guaranteed. Country of Origin: United States - Navajo Nation. Gram Weight: 7.9 Grams.Item Measurements: The barrette measures 1.05" in length and 2.8" wide. Men's or Women's: Unisex.
This barrette was handmade by a talented Navajo artisan during the 1960s. The face of the brooch features classic Navajo designs which would have been stamped entirely by hand. The barrette is made out of.
900 sterling coin silver, a popular purity of silver used by Navajo silversmiths during this time period. Traditionally, the barrette would have been worn with a large elastic scrunchie which would be attached the hooks. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only.This beautiful piece was made by a very talented Native American silversmith. It features handcrafted silversmith work throughout. Antique Native American jewelry is very rare to find. This is due to these pieces being made for reservation and personal use before the tourist trade became popular. Very few pieces were made and even less survived to today. The Navajo Nation sits on 27,000 square miles within the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. The Navajo have a rich history and culture and have become known for creating some of the finest sterling silver and turquoise jewelry, incorporating their own traditional motifs with silversmithing. The squash blossom necklace is perhaps one the most famous Navajo styles produced, along with turquoise inlay rings. Turquoise is an important stone in Navajo culture; symbolizing happiness, good fortune, and good health. The first Navajo silversmith, Atsidi Sani, was taught around 1865 by a Mexican silversmith. Atsidi Sani in turn taught his four sons, who then started teaching other Navajo artisans. In the beginning, Navajo artisans created sterling silver jewelry for themselves and others in the Navajo Nation.
The concept of Pawn, Old Pawn, and Dead Pawn Native American Jewelry came to be in the 1800s. When a loan wasnt repaid, the item became known as either Old Pawn or Dead Pawn. Native American coin jewelry was originally worn by Native Americans on the reservation as a status symbol. Due to its unique appearance, coin jewelry became wildly popular at trading posts, and 90% silver coins were used by Native American jewelers for most of the twenty-first century, through the end of the 1960s. The item "Antique Vintage Sterling Coin Silver Native Navajo Pawn Stamped Hair Barrette" is in sale since Saturday, April 20, 2019.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Hair Accessories". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.