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Tufa Cast Yei Design Cuff Bracelet
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Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1970's

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Product Code: E123

This unique silver cuff bracelet is hand crafted, Navajo work. Cast jewelry was first created by the Navajo as early as 1870. Tufa, which is compacted volcanic ash, and sandstone were used for molds. The tufa stone is cut in half and ground smooth on both sides. then the artist carves out the design on one of the halves, Silver is then heated and melted in a crucible with a torch until it is the right temperature and is poured into the tufa mold. This process is very time consuming and takes a great deal of skill. There is no maker's mark, but was purchased in our shop in Gallup in the 1970's. The width of the bracelet is 1 3/8". The inside measurement is 5 1/2" plus a 1" gap, This bracelet is cast with heavy silver and can not be adjusted.

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