Here is an exquisite and unusual piece from Lloyd Tsalabutie, master Zuni jeweler. This top quality contemporary Zuni Sunface Inlaid bracelet is inlaid with the finest Kingman turquoise in a raised cobblestone inlay design. There are ten square sunfaces spaced across the bracelet. The inlay runs runs from end to end and is complemented by superb silver braid work on top & bottom of the cuff. There is an etched Zuni Corn Mountain scene on inside of bracelet.
This sterling silver cobble style inlay cuff bracelet is a masterpiece by Zuni elder Lloyd Tsalabutie, father of the late carver Jeffrey Tsalabutie. Carving only occasionally, Lloyd is more well-known as a jeweler. He is one of a few Zuni jewelers doing this gorgeous style of stone work. His signature is to incise a depiction of sacred 'Dowa Yalanne" or Corn Mountain, which is located in Zuni, on the inside of his bracelets.
The bracelet measures 7/8 wide with an inside end-to-end measurement of 5-1/4 plus a non-adjustable opening gap of 1-3/8. The bracelet weighs 73 grams.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift box and Certificate of Authenticity included with your purchase. Hallmarked by the artist. Don't miss out on this unique piece of beautiful Indian jewelry.