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Kwa (Eagle Dancer) Hopi Cottonwood Kachina Doll made by Famous Artist Sterling

28 Aug, 2017
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Kwa (Eagle Dancer) Hopi Cottonwood Kachina Doll made by Famous Artist Sterling
Kwa (Eagle Dancer) Hopi Cottonwood Kachina Doll made by Famous Artist Sterling
Kwa (Eagle Dancer) Hopi Cottonwood Kachina Doll made by Famous Artist Sterling
Kwa (Eagle Dancer) Hopi Cottonwood Kachina Doll made by Famous Artist Sterling
Kwa (Eagle Dancer) Hopi Cottonwood Kachina Doll made by Famous Artist Sterling

Kwa (Eagle Dancer) Hopi Cottonwood Kachina Doll made by Famous Artist Sterling
This is a rare piece by hopi artist Sterling, hand carved out of cotton wood. Measures 8″ tall by 6.5″ wide by 4.5 deep. When you watch a Hopi Kachina dance/ceremony you are seeing the Hopi People representing their gods. The type of dress, symbols, the motions are all part of personating a god. In the Zuni & Hopi Pueblo cultures everything is alive with a spirit. Those spirits represent evil or good and the Kachinas represent those spirits with the powers, the medicine. The Kachinas have been part of the Pueblo way of life for centuries and the symbols, motions, and dress are recognized by the People. Becoming an expert in the characteristics of the gods leads to the next natural step, recreating these gods in the arts. Thanks for looking and be sure to check out my store for more selections of authentic Native American jewelry and artifacts! If you like our products, please add me to your FAVORITES list or consider subscribing to our newsletter for updates on newly listed items, sales and special promotions! The item “Kwa (Eagle Dancer) Hopi Cottonwood Kachina Doll made by Famous Artist Sterling” is in sale since Friday, November 06, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Dolls & Kachinas”. The seller is “eagle-hearts” and is located in Not Specified. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Tribal Affiliation: Hopi

Kwa (Eagle Dancer) Hopi Cottonwood Kachina Doll made by Famous Artist Sterling

Famous Alberto Contreras Blue Gem Necklace Meticulously Made Old Signature

15 Mar, 2017
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Famous Alberto Contreras Blue Gem Necklace Meticulously Made Old Signature
Famous Alberto Contreras Blue Gem Necklace Meticulously Made Old Signature
Famous Alberto Contreras Blue Gem Necklace Meticulously Made Old Signature
Famous Alberto Contreras Blue Gem Necklace Meticulously Made Old Signature
Famous Alberto Contreras Blue Gem Necklace Meticulously Made Old Signature
Famous Alberto Contreras Blue Gem Necklace Meticulously Made Old Signature
Famous Alberto Contreras Blue Gem Necklace Meticulously Made Old Signature
Famous Alberto Contreras Blue Gem Necklace Meticulously Made Old Signature
Famous Alberto Contreras Blue Gem Necklace Meticulously Made Old Signature
Famous Alberto Contreras Blue Gem Necklace Meticulously Made Old Signature
Famous Alberto Contreras Blue Gem Necklace Meticulously Made Old Signature

Famous Alberto Contreras Blue Gem Necklace Meticulously Made Old Signature
How often can you have an opportunity to own a perfect, vintage, sterling silver & blue gem turquoise necklace made by Tucson’s legendary Alberto Contreras. Alberto learned smithing from FRANK PATANIA in the 1970’s. Based on the old hallmark, Alberto made this stunning creation between 1949 and 1994… And in spite of its age it is in very good condition. Contreres was mentored by the great Frank Patania and is, himself, father of a dynasty of silversmiths and artists. This silver necklace with it’s high-quality blue gem turquoise is expertly handcrafted. The length is about 15 so it’s meant to be worn as a choker. The largest (the center) segment with its turquoise inset measures about 2″ long and 1-1/4″ in height. It weighs 2.1 ounces or 60 grams. See photos for the design elements, construction, marks and condition. No dents or dings. No breaks or bends. The stones are tightly set. A clean piece with no negative issues as you would expect from this renowned silversmith. MASTER SILVERSMITH ALBERTO CONTRERAS was taught by his mentor FRANK PATANIA SR. In the late 1940s. Frank Patanias jewelry is highly collected and is actively collected by the Smithsonian Institute. ALBERTO became a collectible jewelry maker himself. The AC hallmark on this piece was used by Alberto from 1949 to 1994. NO TREATED TURQUOISE was used in the Contreras gallery. Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. I will always entertain any reasonable offer! I will always accept a reasonable offer if my item does not sell. The item “FAMOUS ALBERTO CONTRERAS BLUE GEM NECKLACE METICULOUSLY MADE OLD SIGNATURE” is in sale since Sunday, March 12, 2017. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “waverider” and is located in Mesa, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, PH, SG, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, PA, TT, GT, HN, JM.
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Metal Purity: .925
  • Jewelry Type: Necklace
  • Signed?: Signed
  • Main Stone: TURQUOISE
  • Metal: STERLING
  • Tribal Affiliation: NAVAJO
  • Artisan: ALBERTO CONTRERAS

Famous Alberto Contreras Blue Gem Necklace Meticulously Made Old Signature