The corn is a frequent subject of jewelry made by several of the Pueblos and tribes. I've seen this sort of design from Kewa, Hopi and Zuni, for example, but also Navajo.
So it's really hard to know the tribe as well as the artist without any hallmark or identifying bit of work. It's beautifully executed with the corn well represented and the leaves as well, all of it beautifully made in sterling silver.
There is one lovely round turquoise at the top, under the bail. This is a versatile piece, because it's a pin as well as a pendant. The pin measures about 1-3/8" long, 5/8" wide, and weighs about 3 grams.
It's in great vintage, wearable and collectible condition. The work is detailed and fine; the piece is highly collectible and eternally gorgeous. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Take a look at my store. Yes, I sometimes can take reasonable offers.
It's less expensive and is also tracked. First Class International is no longer offered by the US Postal Service. Please let me know if you would like to return something. I care that you're happy and about my accuracy, and will always stand behind my work.
My attributions are guaranteed for my lifetime. When I include pages from published books in my listings it is in accordance with Fair Use Law, which permits the use of source material for discussion, reference, education and criticism. Attributions on many of the old pieces of Native American jewelry are sometimes a moving target. All the books have errors, so in addition to counterchecking, I have developed some expertise over the years and I do care about getting it right, so as more information comes to light I update my listings and also get in touch with my previous buyers, to inform them of any changes in attributions. Everything I sell comes from my personal collection or is something that I would include in my personal collection.
I vet every item carefully for quality and condition, and offer you the best. I want you to be able to rely on me for top quality, superb items that are often unique and rare examples of old antique vintage southwest, indian, native american and fine gold and gemstones, whether you're starting a collection or adding to one, or want something great to wear or gift.My goal is that all my buyers are delighted, that my special pieces find the right homes. The item "Native American Hopi Kewa Navajo Zuni Corn Pin Pendant Sterling Silver Turquoise" is in sale since Friday, December 22, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry". The seller is "aaplover" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.