A wonderful example of a Fred Harvey era Silver Bracelet hand stamped by Navajo artisans. This bracelet was handmade and dates to the 1920s or 30s. The bracelet is expertly, deeply stamped, handmade and original. The center of the cuff bracelet has the Whirling Log symbol surrounded by other symbols including creatures clouds and rain covering the whole bracelet. The whirling log was a beautiful symbol of luck and rebirth but was not used after the 1930s because of its resemblance to the swastika.
Made of hammered Coin Silver. 900 slightly harder than sterling silver. In the 1920s and 1930s Navajo artisans or commissioned to make stamped bracelets for trading posts like the Fred Harvey Company and they either used sterling silver, ingot coin silver or silver from melted coins that were made of. Coin silver is slightly harder and more lustrous than sterling beautiful rare and valuable.This very High Quality bracelet measures approx. 1/2" wide, 6" long end to end over top with a 1 gap and has a nice weight of 18.8g. Can be slightly expanded currently sized for a 7 inch wrist.
The bracelet is in original and outstanding condition. This is a very special Whirling Log cuff bracelet with awesome Native American Indian symbols. Made of melted silver coins you can see traces of some of the edges on the inside. These bracelets are rare because in the mid 1930s the US government asked Native American artisans to stop making whirling log symbols. So this one dates to around the late 1920s or early 1930s just before that ban went into effect.Wearable / Collectible NATIVE AMERICAN ART. Very Fine Old Fred Harvey Era Navajo Coin Silver WHIRLING LOG Bracelet Vintage. The item "Superb Early Navajo Coin Silver WHIRLING LOG Bracelet Fred Harvey Era pre-1930s" is in sale since Friday, January 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets". The seller is "lovej43" and is located in New York, New York.
This item can be shipped to United States.