RARE Native American Sterling Silver Thunderbird Whirling Logs Stamped Pin
Rare, old Harvey Era Native American Indian Sterling silver Thunderbird whirling logs stamped pin or brooch, hallmarked FS by the artist, most likely Navajo, and stamped 999. This collectible pin / brooch showcases both etched and stamped details all over the Thunderbird, including 2 whirling logs, 2 arrows, 2 solar circles, and a Thunderbird stamp in the center below the face of the bird. The presence of these whirling logs stamps indicates that this piece is probably from the 1930s or early 40s. The whirling logs symbol meant "well-being" to the Natives; a good luck symbol. According to what we have read, whirling logs were originally used in Navajo sand paintings during healing ceremonies and other similar events. Sand paintings are temporary art, meant to be destroyed at the conclusion of a ceremony. These sand painting designs were also used in jewelry, rugs, and framed art, but the use of the whirling log symbol has been discontinued, for the most part, since the Native Americans learned of its Nazi association. Jewelry with this symbol is usually from before 1940s. This old beauty weighs approximately 5 grams, and it's 4 1/2" wide, from wing tip to wing tip, by 1 1/8" tall.
A must-have for any serious collector of Native American jewelry. Thank you for supporting authentic Native American art. The item "RARE Native American Sterling Silver Thunderbird Whirling Logs Stamped Pin" is in sale since Sunday, August 11, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry". The seller is "goesaround2014" and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Jewelry Type: Pin / Brooch
- Handmade: Yes
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Material: Sterling Silver
- Features Refinments: Sterling Silver Thunderbird Whirling Logs Pin
- Artisan: FS
- Provenance: Ownership History Not Available
- Origin: American Southwestern
- Tribal Affiliation: Navajo