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Jolene Bird Inlaid Turquoise Cuff

$550

Item Number: DR 1259
Pueblo: Santo Domingo Kewa Pueblo
Artist: Jolene Bird
Medium: Horn, turquoise, pipestone, coral, and jet
Age: 2017
Dimensions: 5 3/4″ plus a gap of 1 ¼” = 7”

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Description

Jolene takes a very modern twist on the age old technique of mosaic inlay. Her jewelry is a wearable work of art. This cuff is a beautiful piece that will compliment everything you wear.

She begins by cutting a piece of horn from a Longhorn steer horn, which she uses as the interior base of the cuff.  Horn is a very tough and elastic material. Jolene selects the stones for each cuff and hand cuts each one to make certain they lay perfectly on top of the horn. By placing complimentary colors alongside other harmonious blend, Jolene ensures the cuff’s simple elegance. This careful selection of stones ensures that the colors accent each other and explode with beauty.  The depth of the colors of turquoise she has selected enhance this gorgeous cuff and are just stunning. Lastly, Jolene carefully ensures the edges are nicely buffed and smoothly finished.

Condition: Excellent- original condition
Provenance: Purchased from the artist at the Heard Indian Show and Market.

Additional information

Weight 12 oz