Snake Eye Cluster Pin


Item Number: DR 1277
Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo
Artist: J. Dewa
Medium: Turquoise and silver
Age: Circa 1970s
Dimensions: 1 ¼” diameter


SKU: DR 1277 Categories: , ,


This vintage Zuni silver and turquoise pin was made using a technique referred to as Snake Eye. Typically, the stones are shaped into cylinders and then polished on one end and set in the bezel thus giving the impression of circular or oval snake eyes when finished.

Forty-three individual snake eye cabochons of beautiful sky blue Sleeping Beauty turquoise form three concentric circles, which are separated with silver raindrops. Each circle is separated by hand twisted silver wire. There is a lone turquoise snake eye cabochon in the center. There is a bail for wearing with a necklace chain on the back along with a clasp for wearing as a pin.

Condition: Excellent – original condition
Provenance: Purchased at Zuni Pueblo

Additional information

Weight 3 oz