Zuni Sunface spinner bracelet, created by Zuni great, Don C. Dewa. The bracelet is superbly inlaid with turquoise, coral, White Mother of Pearl, Gold Lip Mother of Pearl, Pink Shell and Black jet/onyx with a spinner sunface in the center and fancy etched inlaid feathers on either side. The inner sunface spins and is inlaid with a different design on each side.
The bracelet measures a bit over 1/2 wide (6/16 to be exact) with an inside end-to-end measurement of 5-3/8 plus a non-adjustable opening gap of 1-1/4. The bracelet weighs 27 grams.
Stamped with Don Dewa's sunface hallmark and 'CUSTOM MADE JEWELERY, DON DEWA, ZUNI, NM" and also stamped Sterling. Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift box and Certificate of Authenticity included with your purchase. Don't miss out on this unique piece of beautiful Indian jewelry.
Don Dewa began making jewelry in 1970, and by the early 1990s he started to produce mosaic inlay, having learned it from his mother-in-law, Loretta Quam Eriacho. One of Don's most innovative and distinctive designs is his sunface spinner rings, pendants and bracelets, like the bracelet shown here.
You can read about this fine Zuni artist and see more museum examples of his work here: www.ohio.edu/museum/zuni/d_dewa.html