This fine contemporary satin finished sterling silver overlay Man in the Maze belt buckle was created by Navajo artist Stanley Gene. The overlay work is clean, bold and elegant. The buckle measures 3 inch long by 2 tall and weighs 39 grams. It will fit a belt up to 1-5/8 inch wide. The buckle has a brushed satin finish, as shown.
Brand new and in perfect condition! Certificate of Authenticity and gift box included. Hallmarked by the artist.
SILVER OVERLAY TECHNIQUE. This technique uses multiple layers of sterling silver soldered together to create a three dimensional effect. The top layer is a handmade, hand cut overlay created from a sheet of sterling silver that is then bonded to the base layer of sterling. The base layer background is usually oxidized, which turns the silver surface black, and is often scratched or stamped. The oxidation brings out a contrast between the two pieces and makes the individual designs more visible.