Bail on back for use as a pendant as well. Beautiful piece in very good pre-owned condition. Vintage Zuni Sunface Raised Inlaid combination Pin/Pendant with Turquoise, Jet, Mother of Pearl and Spiny Oyster. The Sunface is an important cultural symbol of the Zuni people and represents the Sun Father, one of their three main kachinas or deities. It is found in all sorts of Zuni art objects, from jewelry to fetishes to rugs to pottery.
Practicing an agricultural lifestyle like the other Native American tribes, the Zuni had a keen understanding of the relationship between different crops and different seasons. They recognized the crucial impact of the Sun on the agricultural output. For the Zuni, the Sun symbolized abundance, continuity, stability, positive energy, hope, happiness and peace.
They associated it with warmth that made life and growth possible and believed it brought playfulness and joy to children, and good fortune and prosperity to families. So, praying to the Sun was a critical part of Zuni culture. The item "VINTAGE STERLING SILVER NATIVE AMERICAN PENDANT PIN INLAID GEMSTONES SUN FACE" is in sale since Wednesday, October 18, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.