Philander Begay Horned Toad Tufa Cast Sterling Silver Bracelet
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This is Philander’s signature horned toad bracelet. The horned toad holds magical powers in Navajo lore. The bracelet shank is created by casting a carved mold out of a cuttlefish skeleton, rather than tufa stone. The cuttlefish casting leaves a distinctive wave pattern on the shank. The toad is then carved seperately out of tufa stone and cast. The casting is pounded to curve atop the shank. Very few jewelers are able to accomplish this with detail to this degree. Golden eyes are overlaid onto the head of the toad. Masterful in design and execution, the bracelet is a fine collectible.
Inner Circumference of Bracelet: 5-1/4 in. Bracelet Gap Size: 1 in. Bracelet Width From Center: 2 in. (and tapers down to: 1-1/8 in.) Full Inner Circumference of Bracelet Gap Size Included: 6-1/4 in. (Can be slightly adjusted prior to shipment upon request)
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