If you have ANY questions, or are unhappy with the item, for any reason, what so ever. Just either write or call me, and I will do whatever is necessary to make you a happy customer.
Also, please pay attention to measurements, because pictures sometimes look very large in the listing, but the item, might look smaller in person. I have a large collection of Sterling Silver serving pieces as well as object d'art, in Silver It is getting harder and harder to still find vintage and antique, beautiful silver items, especially with silver prices being what they are. Too many beautiful things getting torched and melted.
This is a super rare and super collectible Hopi cuff bangle bracelet, from a premier silversmith. Ralph is the husband of Caroline Tawangyawma and first cousin of Pierce Kewanwytewa. Ralph Tawangyawma is remembered as one of the finest traditional Hopi silversmiths.
His work is highly valued by serious collectors. Ralph was also a Two-Horn Priest who was deeply involved in Hopi spiritual life.
He witnessed the split at Oraibi in 1906 and was among the traditional who established Hotevilla Village. It weighs a very solid 69.3 gram, and is in wonderful original condition. To me it looks like a small to medium size, but the openeing is not that small, just the inside diameter, which is approx. 2.10", so maybe for a wrist size of around 6 & 1/2" to 6 & 3/4 at the most. The front is 29mm in height, and the stampings inside, are deep, and easy to read.
You won't see this quality everyday, and it has been in my personal things for the last 20 years. I do not polish silver items, as I have found that the majority of buyers prefer the original patina left intact. This means that I you shorten a bracelet, or resize a ring, I Will not take it back.
Please be sure you want what you have bought, before you change it in any way. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "Ralph Tawangyaouma Early Hopi Cuff Bracelet Sterling Silver Native American" is in sale since Tuesday, April 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets".
The seller is "maven4" and is located in Boca Raton, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.