Extraordinary contemporary Native American handmade bracelet, created by Navajo Ervin Tsosie, featuring intricate fascinating Navajo inspired designs. Ervin uses the night ceremony theme often in his work. Traditional Navajo healing ceremonies are performed at night in the winter months and the Yei'bi'chei (Navajo holy people) play a significant role. Ervin fills that jet inlay night sky with Yei faces and fans that are meant to represent good fortune. Set in silver, the bracelet is intricately inlaid with hundreds of tiny hand-cut, semi-precious stones such as turquoise, coral, jet, lapis, Mother of Pearl and Gold Lip Mother of Pearl. Ervin Tsosie is one of the best Navajo inlay artists working today and his attention to detail is meticulous.
The bracelet measures 3/4 wide at the front and narrows to 1/4 wide at the terminals. It has an inside end to end measurement of 5 plus a nonadjustable gap of 1-1/4 and weighs 32.7 grams. The inlay reaches across the front 3 of the bracelet.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift Box and Certificate of Authenticity included. Hallmarked by the artist. E Sterling T.
Ervin Tsosie is a self-taught artist. Much of his work is based on ceremonial and mythical figures and spiritual beings representing Navajo culture. His ideas come from meditation, ceremonials and prayer. Tsosie's work has appeared in various shows including the Santa Fe Indian Market and Intertribal Ceremonial, Gallup and can also be seen at many Southwestern shops and galleries.