Lena Platero Feather pendant

Lena Platero Feather pendant

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Quick Overview

The detail Lena implements in her silverwork is simply incredible. This pendant is nicely accented by a Sleeping Beauty turquoise cabochon.

Measurements: ~ 2-5/8" long

Artist:(Lena Platero / Navajo/ Native American

More Information:

Lapidary and silversmithing is an important way of life for the Navajo people. Starting in the 19th century, a man named Atsidi Sani (1830 –1918) is credited with being the first among his people to learn the fine artistry of jewelry making. Atsidi was taught by a Mexican man named Nakai Tsosi, who also taught the craft to other Navajo members. Unlike Zuni jewelry makers, Navajo artists are a bit more traditional in their style, concentrating on using high quality stones, minimally sculpted and then set into intricate high quality fine sterling silver, as opposed to the inlay work, normally associated with Zuni artists. For more information about the Navajo people, please click here. 

"The feather symbol is very meaningful among American Indian tribes, and Lena Platero is well-known for her striking, realistic feather designs. In particular, her silver feather with a 12k gold accent on the quills is instantly recognizable. Some of her other pieces feature stunning, genuine gemstone accents such as malachite, onyx, opal, turquoise, and spiny oyster shell. Rest assured that our Lena Platero jewelry always uses 100% genuine, high-quality materials"