Each stone is tightly inlaid and flush set in. Patterns , accented with flat braided silver rope and silver raindrop beads. Thunderbird Pin / Brooch measures 1-3/4" tall by 1-1/4" wide and is fit with a. Weighs a solid 9.5 grams. All stones appear to be original and in Excellent condition.
Pin has a pleasing warm. Zuni Thunderbird Pin / Brooch exhibits Exceptional Quality Craftsmanship! The Thunderbird is a cross-cultural symbol of the Southwest, Plains and Pacific Northwest tribes as well as in the non-Native world.Much is written about the origin of the symbol and its significance. It has been suggested by some that the symbol was borrowed by Native American artisans from the white mans medal dies. Others claim the Thunderbird has always lived in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. There, carved totem poles are often topped with a Thunderbird with outstretched wings.
Looking at a Thunderbird, it is easy to see why it symbolizes power, strength and nobility, and was even given the meaning of Sacred Bearer of Happiness Unlimited. The Thunderbird image was the most popular of Fred Harvey symbols, and throughout the evolution of Native American jewelry can be found portrayed in a wide variety of ways. Will be required, at my cost, to comply with eBays and. This item will be very carefully packaged and sent to you via your choice of.All International buyers are responsible for any. The item "Large Vintage Zuni THUNDERBIRD Pin / Brooch Sterling Silver Multi-Color Inlay" is in sale since Saturday, January 12, 2013. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Jewelry". The seller is "16e16" and is located in Escondido, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.