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Native American Original Zuni "Heart" inlay Sterling Silver Earrings

YTP Code: E2649407

Price in AUD: $70.00

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Zuni "Heart" inlay Sterling Silver Earrings. Hand crafted on the Zuni reservation in Arizona, USA. Original price of $99 reduced by $29 to AUD $70 (US $50) for a limited time only.

Includes a Native American Originals "Certificate of Authenticity" that this product is guaranteed to have been handcrafted by a Native American artist and sourced from the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Native Americans were first taught to work in silver by Mexican silversmiths during the mid-nineteenth century but learned the stamping of Indian ornaments from Mexican leather workers, rather than from the silversmiths who had taught them. The Navajo initially made silver Jewellery for themselves or for other Indians. After 1900, they began to create Jewellery for sale as well. The availability of turquoise and silver, together with better silver working tools, enabled craftsmen to supply the growing market among Indian traders and tourists who were arriving in droves by railroad to visit the Southwest.