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1940's NAVAJO TUFA CAST KETOH BOW GUARD
1940's NAVAJO TUFA CAST KETOH BOW GUARD
 
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Artist: Unknown

Circa: Late 1940's

Provenance: Private collection WF

Our Price: $1,450.00

Product Code: CLRBG2
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Beautifully crafted this 1940's tufa cast ketoh features an incredible, Natural Morenci turquoise stone that is set flat in a smooth bezel. Believed to have been made by Navajo Artist John Burnside, unsigned. The Navajo as a form of wrist protection originally created the classic ketoh for hunter. It would guard the lower arm from being hit by the bowstring once the arrow was released. This aged bow guard is in very good condition.

The leather band looks to be a bit newer but definitely shows some wear. The leather portion of the piece measures 4 1/4" wide x 10 1/4" long, with the silver portion measuring 4" long by 2 1/2" wide. The Morenci stone measures 1 5/8" by 3/4". Bow guards are now worn by both men and women as bracelets.


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