Navajo sterling etched/stamped bow guard with Sleeping Beauty by Harrison Jim

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Navajo sterling etched/stamped bow guard with Sleeping Beauty by Harrison Jim
Navajo sterling etched/stamped bow guard with Sleeping Beauty by Harrison Jim
Navajo sterling etched/stamped bow guard with Sleeping Beauty by Harrison Jim
Navajo sterling etched/stamped bow guard with Sleeping Beauty by Harrison Jim
Navajo sterling etched/stamped bow guard with Sleeping Beauty by Harrison Jim
Navajo sterling etched/stamped bow guard with Sleeping Beauty by Harrison Jim

Navajo sterling etched/stamped bow guard with Sleeping Beauty by Harrison Jim
Bowguards, meant to protect the arm from the backlash of a bow after the arrow is fired, have long been appreciated as objects both utilitarian and beautiful. Navajo master silversmith Harrison Jim has taken things a step further. His bowguards are worn as body decoration. This one has a medallion with four deeply etched and oxidized wing-like designs, along with five cabochons of sky-blue Sleeping Beauty turquoise. The edges are scored with lines representing rain. The effect is of a lovely butterfly encased in a silver shield. Between the edge and the design is a deeply scored frame of oxidized silver. The silver is mounted on a 3.25” wide and 9 long band of leather. A cobbler can easily punch the holes or it’s do-it-yourself with a hole punch. The ties can also be replaced with snaps. Leather included, this piece weighs 1. The center medallion is 3” from top to bottom and 2 3/8” side to side. Harrison Jim is a very highly regarded artist and this is a beautiful example of his work. THIS PIECE HAS BEEN REDUCED TO WHOLESALE. View more great items. The item “Navajo sterling etched/stamped bow guard with Sleeping Beauty by Harrison Jim” is in sale since Tuesday, October 9, 2018. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets”. The seller is “gdgertler” and is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Signed?: Signed
  • Featured Refinements: Navajo Sterling Silver Jewelry
  • Country of Origin: American
  • Material: Sterling Silver
  • Metal Purity: 93.5% pure silver
  • Artisan: Harrison Jim
  • Main Stone: Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Jewelry Type: Bow Guard
  • Tribal Affiliation: Navajo

Navajo sterling etched/stamped bow guard with Sleeping Beauty by Harrison Jim