Navajo Stewart Billie Turquoise Shell Tufa Cast Sterling Silver Bracelet

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  • Navajo Stewart Billie Turquoise Shell Tufa Cast Sterling Silver Bracelet
  • Navajo Stewart Billie Turquoise Shell Tufa Cast Sterling Silver Bracelet

Navajo Stewart Billie Turquoise Shell Inlay Tufa Cast Sterling Silver Bracelet

  • Tribe: Navajo
  • Condition: New.
  • Size: 1-1/2" Wide; Inside 5-1/2" end to end plus 1-1/2" opening
  • Artisan: Stewart Billie
  • Materials: Turquoise, Spiny Oyster, Coral & Sterling Silver
  • Item Weight: Whopping 153 grams
  • Hallmark: Stylized "S" cast into bracelet
$600.00

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This AWESOME Native American handmade turquoise, spiny oyster, coral and tufa cast Sterling silver bracelet was created by Navajo Dine' artist Stewart Billie. Billie shows his mastery of tufa casting with imagery evoking wind, corn, arrows, and the spider web of the creator. He utilizes hand cut shell and turquoise to evoke sun and sky. Make this outstanding bracelet a great part of your collection of fine Native American jewelry. STEWART BILLIE (Navajo Dine'; active since 2010.) Tufa Artist from Fort Wingate, New Mexico. He is known for his contemporary Stone Inlay jewelry set in tufa cast Sterling Silver with a truly organic feel. His imaginative, sculptural pieces have won awards and has propelled him as one of the great up and coming Navajo Artists. Billie is quoted: "My influences mainly come from painters like Tony Abeyta, Fritz Shoulders and Peterson Yazzie. I use the tufa stone to channel my thoughts, my feelings and love of Dine'Tah (Navajo Land) into my carvings. Every piece has a spirit, a voice! Why would you dishonor a gift from the creator in mass producing your culture and traditions? We must educate through our art."