Large OLD Vintage Zuni RAINBOW MAN Multi-Color Mosaic Inlay Silver Pin / Brooch
Large OLD Vintage Zuni RAINBOW MAN. Multi-Color Mosaic Inlay Silver Pin / Brooch. A Fantastic OLD Vintage Zuni Multi-Color Mosaic Inlay RAINBOW MAN Pin expertly. Using a Beautiful Collection of skillfully hand cut stones consisting of Turquoise, Jet, Spiny Oyster (Spondylus), and beautifully iridescent White Mother-of-Pearl. This work appears to the done by the hand of an Old Zuni Master with each stone tightly set in Beautiful stone-to-stone inlay. Patterns and set in silver channels. All stones appear to be original and have a. Each section is composed of a Stuning combination of stones that are securely set in very finely serrated silver bezels. The stonework of this Pin is accented with a variety of carefully turned silver wire, silver rope and and intricate patterns of silver raindrop beads. This Large Pin measures 2-1/4" tall by 1-3/8" at widest point. The back of the Pin is fit with a perfectly working pin and locking c-clasp closure. Pin weighs 14 grams and has a pleasing and warm dark aged patina. Superb pre-owned and Collectible condtion. Outstanding Old Vintage Zuni Quality!! To the Zuni, the Rainbow Man is a sacred being associated with precious summer rains and the beautiful colors of the heavens. It is believed the Rainbow Man design was most likely descended from the Shield of the Priesthood of the Bow, and original jewelry pieces depicting this sacred figure were used for religious or other tribal use.
This Pin has many features that are identified as the work of Old Zuni Masters written about in Toshio Sei's book, Knifewing and Rainbow Man in Zuni Jewelry. Certainly a Special Collector's Item, this Pin has the look and feel of the quality of work done in the 1930's to 1950's.
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All International buyers are responsible for any. The item "Large OLD Vintage Zuni RAINBOW MAN Multi-Color Mosaic Inlay Silver Pin / Brooch" is in sale since Thursday, November 24, 2011. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "16e16" and is located in Escondido, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Jewelry Type: Pins / Brooches
- Metal: Silver, coin grade or better
- Main Stone: Multi-Color Mosaic Inlay
- Country of Origin: Southwestern United States
- Tribal Affiliation: Native American ZUNI Indian
- Material: Turquoise, Jet, Spiny Oyster and White MOP
- Pin Measures: 2-1/4" tall x 1-3/8" wide
- Weighs: 14 grams
- Spectacular and Colorful!: Great Example of Quality OLD Zuni Craftsmanship!!!: Great Example of OLD Zuni Craftsmanship !!!