Navajo Albert Cleveland Sterling Silver & Pilot Mountain Turquoise Hair Barrette

 DESCRIPTION

This Native American design hair barrette starts with a beautiful hand cut and deep notched sterling silver frame. The artist has hand stamped Native designs of the sun, moon and Native stars surrounding the bezel. Within the bezel is a hand cut and polished Pilot Mountain turquoise stone. A traditional silver hair clip is on the back of the frame and is stamped “Made in France”. .

INFO

 Pilot Mountain mine can be found in Esmeralda County, Nevada. This active mine currently produces a large amount of graded turquoise with a variety of colors ranging from blue to green with dark brown, black, or reddish matrices. Deposits here consist primarily of thin seams with some nugget formations.

ARTIST

Albert Cleveland and his wife Jackie are no strangers to those who are familiar with Navajo artists. Their art work and silver designs can be found all over the world and are prized possessions of fine silver collectors and lovers of beautiful native American jewelry. Albert’s hallmark stamp “AC” as well as “Sterling” can be found stamped on the back. Albert and his family live and work in the Gallup Mew Mexico area.

SIZE

This little work of art measures 4.25 inches long and 1 inch wide. The stone itself measures .75 inches long at it’s longest point to point and .5 inches tall at it’s widest point to point. The back clip measures 3.25 inches long.

WEIGHT

1.0 ounces

This and many, many more stunning, authentic Native American pieces are available for purchase at the Wingz of Power online shop.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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DESCRIPTION 

 This beautiful NEW pot is hand coiled and hand painted from natural colors of the earth. The same design pattern is repeated on all four quandrants. The top rim has a beautiful painted pattern around the rim along with a pressed design knotched within the clay.The bottom of the pot is signed by the artist, Acoma potter E. Antonio.

Many Acoma potters gather their clay, sift it and add water to it from the sacred grounds of the Acoma Pueblo to make their pottery. The potter gathers natural pigments and vegetation from within the grounds to make their paints. The yucca plant is generally used to make their paint brushes, as it has fibers within the plant that are a gift from nature for the use of painting.

INFO

Acoma Pottery

Authentic Acoma pots are made from local, slate-like clays. When traditionally fired, these clays produce a very white vessel. After they are fired, these clays also are strong enough to allow the production of very thin walls. Traditionally, the Acomas use both mineral and vegetal based paints for their designs. The characteristic white backgrounds allow the Acoma potters to produce crisp black images, as well as rich polychrome designs. 

From a design standpoint, the Acoma potters frequently use rainbows, parrots, geometrics, and other historic and prehistoric motifs. Also, they frequently use patterns inspired by prehistoric Mimbres designs. A number of anthropologists believe that the Acoma and Laguna people are remnants of the prehistoric Mimbres people who migrated up from the Silver City, New Mexico area; hence this group’s interest in the Mimbres.

Acoma is often called the “Sky City,” because of its location atop a mesa in Western New Mexico. The people are closely related to the Laguna Pueblo people; they speak the same language and are adjoining neighbors. According to anthropology scholars, both the Acomas and Lagunas have myths that trace their heritage to the Anasazi people of the Four-Corners area and the Mesa Verde region in Colorado.

The Acoma village was already well established by the time of the invasion by Coronado and the “Spanish Entrada,” ca. 1540. The village remained in a backwash of the Spanish “conquest” until it was brutally brought into the Spanish mainstream in 1599. It since has been inexorably tied to the history of the State of New Mexico.

Of some interest to collectors is the effect its location has had upon the pottery styles of the Acomas. We have referenced that the prehistoric Anasazi groups were in the Four-Corners area, to the north of Acoma. To the south were the Mimbres who lived in the mountains above Silver City, NM. Some archaeologists maintain that the two cultures met and mixed in the Acoma area—the Anasazi from the north and the Mimbres from the south. Their reasoning goes that this is the why some of the Acoma pottery picks up the Mimbres designs. Notwithstanding, the modern Acoma potters have certainly added many Mimbres elements to their designs.

ARTIST

Native Acoma potter E. Antonio has signed this piece on the bottom.

SIZE- CONDITION

This pot measures 6 inches across the center and stands 4.75inches tall. The top lip measures 2.50 inches across.

There are no visible cracks or chips on or in this piece.

This pot and all pottery are double wrapped for a safe journey to your destination.

WEIGHT

14.60 ounces

Tribes, Pueblos, NationsAcoma, Cochiti, Isleta, Jemez, Jicarilla Apache Nation, Laguna, Mescalero Apache nation, Nambe, Navajo Nation, Ohkay Owingeh, Picuris, Pojoaque, Sandia, San Felipe, San IIdefonso, Santa Clara, Santo Domingo, Taos, Tesuque, Zia, Zuni

AUTHENTICITY

Certificate of Authenticity – This original piece of Native American art is new unless otherwise listed as vintage or pawn.  It will arrive accompanied by our official Letter of Authenticity which documents the Native American artists name, tribal affiliation, gemstone materials, sterling silver and the price you paid so that it will help you establish and maintain accurate records.    We take the utmost care in shipping it to you and it will arrive cleaned, polished and well packed for safety in a sealed bag wrapped in tissue paper in a gift bag.

This and a variety of other beautiful, authentic items are all available for purchase at the Wingz of Power website.

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Navajo Eloise Kee Cast Sterling Silver Baby Spoon

Certificate of Authenticity – This original piece of Native American art is new unless otherwise listed as vintage or pawn.  It will arrive accompanied by our official Letter of Authenticity which documents the Native American artists name, tribal affiliation, gemstone materials, sterling silver and the price you paid so that it will help you establish and maintain accurate records.    We take the utmost care in shipping it to you and it will arrive cleaned, polished and well packed for safety in a sealed bag wrapped in tissue paper in a gift bag.     

 We travel to New Mexico, the Native American jewelry capital of the world, and visit other artists throughout the Southwest 4 to 5 times a year to purchase direct from the traders or the artists themselves.  My mother was born and raised in the West and still lives and works in the Grand Canyon.  The Native Americans have always been a part of our lives and we have always surrounded ourselves with their culture and beautiful works of art.  

All of our items are bought directly from individual artists or from well established, well known wholesalers and traders between Gallup, the reservations, Santa Fe and Albuquerque.  We love to buy directly from the artists so we can support their craft as well as provide them a living for their incredible talents.  It helps to bypass the middleman so we can send money back to our adopted families at the reservation. 

It is against the law to post an item as authentic Native American if it is not.  We do our best to describe each piece by the description, where it came from and the artist. We guarantee you will not find any fake, cheap or imported jewelry on our site.  All of our items are Authentic Native works of art. All of our jewelry contains genuine silver, silver, gold and contains no pot metal, nickel, rhodium, pewter or other precious metal substitutes.  

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