Native American Jewelry-Ute-Sterling Silver Tufa Cast BUTTERFLY PENDANT - Anthony Bowman
Native American Sterling Silver Jewelry - 100% Authentic Ute Jewelry - Stunning large Sterling Silver Tufa Cast pendant with a Butterfly and flower design. Pendant has a Sterling Silver bale and is stamped on back with artist hallmark.
In the late 1800’s Navajo artisans developed casting from tufa stone for jewelry making. Tufa jewelry molds are hand-carved from tufa stone - a porous volcanic stone found in the American Southwest. Tufa stone is fragile and molds often only produce one piece of jewelry. If a mold lasts and is used more than once, the next pieces of jewelry to come from the mold will have variations from the first piece because of stone disintegration. Tufa stone is porous and jewelry cast from tufa stone produces a distinctive look. Each piece of tufa jewelry is a unique one-of-a-kind work of art.
Artist: Anthony Bowman
Pendant measures: 2 1/4" long (2 3/4" including bale), 1 1/4" wide - weight is 20 grams.
Collector card included.
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