Turquoise Inlay Link Bracelet, Zuni

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Six sterling silver links with turquoise inlay pattern. The bracelet closes with a sterling silver lobster clasp and jump ring. 

Measurements: ~8" long, each link is 6mm tall x 15mm long 

Nation: Zuni

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Zuni jewelry makers are renowned for their mastery in both lapidary (stone cutting) and silversmithing skills. They are known for creating intricate inlaid jewelry pieces, setting the hand cut pieces next to each other, creating unique patterns. Many times, a Zuni artist will work strictly with Turquoise. However, it is not uncommon to find highly intricate works of art, created from coral, lapis, onyx, spiny oyster, and / or a variety of other stones. The pueblo of Zuni Native American Indians is located in western New Mexico (south of Gallup) near the Arizona border. Jewelry-making is the major craft industry of the village. Like other Pueblo peoples, Zuni Indian artisans possess a true talent for lapidary work.