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Posted 7 years ago


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I bought this several years ago at an auction and was told that it was probably a Zuni Indian bracelet. The only mark inside the cuff is L.W. The Hishi beads are set in Sterling Silver and they dated the bracelet approx. 20-30 yrs old. I have looked and not been able to find anything like it or of the same style. Could it be something other than Zuni? Any information or comments would be appreciated.

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  1. stacey, 7 years ago
    All the info you have is correct!
  2. Silverado, 6 years ago
    Hi..well, Lorraine Waatsa (Zuni), liz Wallace, lottie watchman,Laura Williams,Lonnie Willie,Lyle Watson,Leonard and lull weebothee are a start for your hallmark L.W. the chiseled stamp work appears possibly Navajo ,as well as ,the twisted wire work as it depicts the sun symbol..the heishi possibly Zuni..perhaps a collaboration. Hope this serves as a lead for you.
  3. Silverado, 6 years ago
    Ps..lull, should have been lulla, sorry about the typo, although neither she nor her husband are attributed to heishi. I would perhaps start with the first artist named :)
  4. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
    I posted a stainless steel bracelet w/similar work. Check it out because mine is a very good example. I think this might be from the 70's. Your bracelet is really great and I love mine because it is a very nicely crafted item. Today looking thru my research books came across Charles Laloma - Hopi master jeweler. He made gorgeous bracelets like ours in the 1970s. Maybe our bracelets were inspired by his.

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