Signed by the artist Certificate of Authenticity and picture of artist included. Dimensions: 2 1/8" wide x 1 3/8" tall (not including the bail). Removable Bail: inside of handmade bail measures 6 mm (1/4) and will accommodate most medium weight chains or omega chains. Yei'ii Journey by Sam Gray. When I was growing on the Navajo Reservation, my grandmother used to tell me stories about the horses and how we would use them in the traditional ways.The morning star are the eyes which allows the horse to see in the night (night sky and mountains on the neck); the bridle represents the rainbow and down by the chest there is a Yei'bi'chai's face which is a grandparent's spirit. The Navajo believe that Yei'ii' controls the morning and shows with his spirits to give gifts. On the right leg is a Long-haired Kachina who is a Hopi war chief. On the side is cornfield and a spider web; the corn is used in traditional ceremonies and the web is a symbol of nature's achieved balance. The chief's headdress is the symbol of the dancing of the storm and lightning.
The tail represents an eagle feather. Handmade Native American silver pin was handmade using the overlay technique.
Navajo silversmith Sam Gray uses heavy gauge sterling silver so the designs are prominent and the reliefs are deep. The designs are hand-cut using a jeweler's saw. The remaining sheet of silver, or negative design, is then soldered to the bottom sheet.
The Medicine Horse pendant is then hand-stamped, the background is textured and oxidized and the silver is polished to a high shine. Oxidation is burned onto the silver and will not chip, fade, or peel. Sam Gray was born in 1964.
His father was from the Zuni Pueblo and his mother was Navajo. He is known for his use of heavy gauge sterling silver and quality stones. When Sam is not making museum-quality Native American jewelry, he spends time on his ranch near the Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico tending to his cattle and riding horses. You can waive the signature required by including a message with your order. The item "Sterling Silver Horse Pin Pendant Native American Handmade Sam Gray Yeis Journey" is in sale since Monday, June 11, 2018.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "redrocktrading2011" and is located in Tempe, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.