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Alvin Yellowhorse Pictorial Cuff


Item Number: DR 1406
Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Artist: Alvin Yellowhorse
Medium: Abalone shell, turquoise, coral, jet, and various other semi-precious stones
Age: 2010
Dimensions: 5 ½” inside plus a gap of 1 ¼” for a total of 6 ¾” and is 1” wide




This incredibly complex designed contemporary sterling silver bracelet of delicate micro inlay has a turquoise Yei figure in the center wearing a beautifully detailed head dress of various stones. The nose of the Yei is a very tiny piece of coral raised above the rest of the meticulously placed stones. The Shiprock Monument is depicted on either side separated by wavy lines of turquoise.  The terminal designs are an inlaid shooting star and a box. This bracelet is a one of a kind work of art that has been delicately inlaid by a master jeweler. This is a stunning piece!

Alvin Yellowhorse learned the art of silverwork from his father Frank Yellowhorse. Since then he has become a master of cutting small stones for his intricate inlay which is a process of cutting the stones, assembled and then ground flush before polishing. His contemporary designs have Zuni, Anasazi, Hopi and traditional Navajo influence.

Condition: Excellent – original condition

Provenance: Purchased from a gallery owner in 2019