Each December in Zuni, New Mexico they hold the Shalako dances. Preparations for the event begin very early in the year and six new houses are constructed to hold the ceremonial dances. Spectators come from around world to the Zuni Pueblo to witness the amazing event. Large Shalako figures enter the home around midnight and dance through the night. The Shalako is a large figure that is the height of two people and very impressive looking. Many Navajos are part of the crowds witnessing the religious ceremony. Navajo silversmith Philander Begay has been inspired by the Shalako and made this beautiful cuff to show his appreciation of the Zuni culture. He uses one piece of Number Eight Turquoise to decorate the long carved Shalako. We are extremely reasonable, but the inspection offer is provisional–exclusively at our option. This is a service that most companies would only offer to established account customers. Each of our pieces is unique and carefully photographed. If you are a regular customer, lets just say, we will be much more generous. Thanks for doing business with Perry Null Trading Co! Please make sure that you are satisfied with your order before proceeding to checkout. We cannot combine or add to any order once checkout has been completed. The item “Philander Begay, Bracelet, Shalako, Number Eight Turquoise, Navajo Made, 6.5″ is in sale since Monday, August 12, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets”. The seller is “pntrader” and is located in Gallup, New Mexico. This item can be shipped worldwide.