This early classic Zuni knifewing pin has been beautifully inlaid with turquoise, orange spiny oyster, black onyx and shell. The pin measures 2" tall by 1 3/4" across. The pin weighs 16.6 grams, or.
There is a lightly etched old pawn marking on the back. This pin looks to date to the 1950s or earlier, a time when artists didn't usually sign their work. In the book "Knifewing and Rainbow Man in Zuni Jewelry" by Toshio Sei there are several examples of Knifewings done by the Edaakie family that look similar to this pin.
Without a signature it is difficult to say for certain who created this pin. But, it was certainly a master silversmith, the serrated bezel is very finely done and the inlay is very smooth to the touch. The style of Knifewing figure dates to this early period. This Zuni inlaid pin is in great condition with all of the inlay in good condition and intact. We guarantee all of our Native American Indian items to be AUTHENTIC American Indian traditional arts.
The item "VINTAGE OLD PAWN EARLY ZUNI INLAID SILVER KNIFEWING PIN 2 TALL" is in sale since Saturday, August 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Jewelry". The seller is "gwhitetrading" and is located in Sedona, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica.