Fabulous vintage Multigem inlaid Hopi bird or Thunderbird pin/pendant combo bracelet, created by Dolly & Albert Banteah, one of the best Zuni husband and wife teams of all time. They have been producing top quality Zuni inlay jewelry since the early 1970's. I'm told that Albert and Dolly are no longer producing jewelry. I am unsure of the age of this pin.
The pin features a beautifully inlaid thunderbird and storm cloud, inlaid with genuine Sleeping Beauty turquoise, coral, MOP & jet. There are tiny peekaboo holes and stampwork creating the border around the pin. The pin measures 2 inch wide at the diameter.
This is a vintage piece but the exact age of the piece is unknown. Excellent condition with minor surface marks that can be buffed out easily if desired. Gift box and Certificate of Authenticity included with your purchase.
About the artists: Albert & Dolly Banteah have been making jewelry together since the early 70's. Dolly is the daughter of Jake Haloo and her sister is Nancy Laconsello. You can read more about these famous Zuni artists in any of the authoritative Zuni jewelry reference books.