Designed for the Santa Fe Indian Market's 90th Anniversary, this cuff tells the story of walking through the market's rows of native treasures. Inspired by the beautiful variety of traditional and contemporary art on display, designer Fritz Casuse created this striking gemstone bracelet. Within this tribute is an eagle prayer feather made from gold mother of pearl, a wedding vase made from onyx, blue turquoise gems accenting a concha belt, lapis stones highlighting a squash blossom necklace, and silver woven around itself to represent the art of basket weaving. This bracelet is a joyful celebration of art in all its forms. Measures 5-1/2" inside circumference. Made in the USA.
Like all fine jewelry, Carolyn Pollack jewelry should be handled carefully. Store jewelry in a plastic bag, dry and wrapped in tissue paper, when not being worn or displayed. Clean sterling silver with a silver polishing cloth when necessary, but never subject to chlorine, silver dips, chemical solutions or ultrasonic cleaners, as these substances can cause the gemstones to discolor. Never wear jewelry in a swimming pool.
This cuff is a celebration of the journey through the Santa Fe Indian Market. In this bracelet, a Kachina looks out on the journey ahead. Baskets are portrayed as the wedding basket where a Navajo bride and groom place items they wish to be blessed. Concho belt medallions and squash blossoms evoke jewelry and silverwork found at Indian Market. The black agate wedding vase represents pottery, and the rug patterns worked into the silver are a nod to weaving. The woman’s profile recalls sacred yei figures found in Navajo sand paintings. All these elements tell a story about Indian Market and the sense of discovery felt while seeing the wealth of Native American art.