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Vintage Zuni Six Row Snake Eye Cuff


Item Number: DR 1491
Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo
Artist: Unknown and unsigned
Medium: Sterling silver and turquoise
Age: Circa 1950s
Dimensions: 5 ½” inside plus a gap of 1 ¼’ for a total of 6 ¾”     1 ½” wide tapering to 1” at the ends



This bracelet was fashioned in a manner that took six individual silver bracelets and combined them into a single bracelet with 90 stones in varying shades of turquoise. There are 15 silver drops between each row, which serve as the anchor points to keep the bracelets separate. There are another 15 silver drops on each the outer edges. The bracelet is topped with six rows of turquoise, each containing 15 small round and domed turquoise cabs, commonly called snake eyes.

All of the six individual sections were soldered together at the terminus and secured with a small sterling silver bar. The result, of course, is a strikingly beautiful bracelet.

Condition: Excellent – original condition
Provenance: from a private collection