Turquoise/Native American jewelry

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Feraud, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Sheepdog149

    Sheepdog149 Practically Family

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    Same 'ol[emoji482]

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  2. Good read Alan -- thanks for posting it!
     
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  3. alanfgag

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    This doesn't really fit the thread but I though some might enjoy seeing it. One of the dealers I have purchased jewelry from in the past had a classic Ganado Navajo rug for sale. We've collected oriental carpets over the years but this is my first Navajo rug purchase. This piece was purchased out of pawn at the Cross Canyon Trading Post in the early 1960s. Likely woven c.1930.

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    This detail shows, I believe, the spirit line or weaver's line - an intentional imperfection woven into some Navajo rugs as a pathway to provide an exit for the weaver's spirit.

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  4. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Beautiful!
     
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  5. 1mach1

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    That is very nice Alan!
     
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  6. Beautiful Alan! Why is it on the floor? :eek:
     
  7. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    Ha! I originally thought I would hang it, but after putting it on the floor to vacuum I decided to leave it. The rug has good weight and condition and is clearly intended as a floor covering. It's upstairs in a room that only sees slippers. Should be as happy there as hanging, I think.
     
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  8. Before we had a safe my wife had stashed jewelry all over the house in “safe places”. Unfortunately she sometimes forgets where. Today she was looking for something else and rediscovered these pieces that belonged to her step-dad.

    This Zuni bolo was from back in the legal tortoise era (early 1970s) with mother-of-pearl. No hallmark.

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    This Navajo ring is from the same time. The hallmark is a mystery to me.

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    There was also a tie-tack and a small Zippo lighter.

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  9. alanfgag

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    Love the bolo tie. According to Barton Wright, PJT was a hallmark used by Zuni Silversmith Percy J Tsadiasi beginning in 1972.
     
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  10. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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  11. Thanks Alan! Not typical Zuni, but maybe.

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  12. Horn Draoi

    Horn Draoi New in Town

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    That's a brilliant rug, Alan! And, yes, it was woven to be a floor covering. My wife and I have now spent enough time in Taos and Santa Fe buying jewelry and admiring rugs that she's taken up weaving.......talk about a space intensive hobby! Incidentally, I'm the fellow that accosted you in Bob Hope airport a couple of years ago-hats and looms are both damaging to downsizing plans.
     
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    Thanks for the note and reminding me of that quick hello in Burbank. My wife gave me a great Fedora Lounge eye roll which is lovingly reserved for those rendezvous with my hat friends. And yes, these collections and hobbies are going to make retirement into a tiny house very difficult.
     
  14. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    A buckle crafted in brass by the early Hopi master Talawytewa - Morris Robinson.

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    alanfgag

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    Thanks Bob... wearing another belt and ranger set from Morris Robinson today. This is a favorite.

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  18. Michaelshane

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    As a matter of fact hanging a rug is the worst thing you can do.Moths will get them.Walking on the rug makes the weave get tighter.Thats a nice Ganado.
     
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  19. Michaelshane

    Michaelshane One Too Many

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    I have one .It needs a little repair. IMG_5055.JPG
     
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  20. alanfgag

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    Old Hopi ring and Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild cuff.

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