Small Zuni Petit Point Star Pin


Item Number: DR 169
Pueblo: Zuni
Artist: Unknown
Medium: Sterling silver and turquoise
Dimensions: 1 3/8″ in diameter
Age: Early 1950s



This is a beautiful small cluster pin of Zuni petit point natural sky blue turquoise made before hallmarks were common. Each piece of petit-point turquoise is hand shaped, polished and set in a serrated bezel with tiny handmade silver beads, commonly called raindrops, on each end of the star. There are seven tiny round stones in the center surrounded by hand twisted wire framing. The dark aged patina of the silver contrasts with the beautiful color variations of the natural turquoise. This is a classic Zuni piece of jewelry that is perfect to wear alone or in a cluster.

Condition: Excellent- original condition
Provenance: Purchased by a private collector in Santa Fe on the Plaza.

Additional information

Weight 2 oz