Tim Yazzie Navajo Sterling Silver and Turquoise Peace Pipe
August 17, 2010
Sterling Silver Native American Peace Pipe with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Stones
A peace pipe, also called a calumet or medicine pipe, is a ceremonial smoking pipe used by many Native American tribes, traditionally as a token of peace. When I saw this pipe I knew as a collector I had to have it for my store! Crafted by Navajo silversmith Tim Yazzie, it is hand cut, tooled, stamped and polished. Sitting on top are 5 sterling bezels each with 5 Sleeping Beauty mine turquoise stones that were hand cut and polished to matching proportions. On the bottom dangle 4 hand tooled and stamped feathers which add true character to the piece. Mr. Yazzie even added a true sterling pipe screen on the inside that is cut and soldered together with small screen holes to fit in the pipe perfectly. I suppose one could really use it for a ceremony but the silver would get too hot and this is a collectors piece to be shown off!
Please note: Mr. Yazzie made me two of these pipes, each with slightly different pattern designs so they can be one of a kind pieces of art.ARTISTS NAME
Well known Navajo artist Tim Yazzies work can be found in many fine studios and stores for sale across the Southwest as well as across the USA. His silversmith work is amongst the best and we love carrying his pieces. His hallmark had engraved signature as well as “Sterling” are on the bottom.
This pipe measures 6 ½ inches long and .40 inches wide. The actual cylinder on top is 1.6 inches in length or tall and 1 inch across the top. Each feather dangles 1.6 inches down and is .40 inches wide. Each bezel with stone is .40 in length and .25 inches wide
If you are not sure of your wrist size for a bracelet, try these steps. Wrap a loose measuring tape or piece of string around the bone area of your wrist from point to point. Where the measuring tape meets together you will see your wrist size. If using a string, lay it flat on a ruler and you will determine your size. It is highly recommended that you buy only the bracelets that will fit your wrists. To stretch a bracelet to fit on your wrist, not only are you putting stress on the silver but also on the stones – so please know your sizes! All of our items are inspected and mailed with stones intact