Philander Begay Mediterranean Oxblood Coral Koshare Kachina Design Bracelet
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This amazing one of a kind collectible created by Philander Begay was first carved in tufa stone. The carving is a Koshare, a clown featured at the dances held in the pueblos. The clown dances around the ceremony keeping the participants in order structuring the dance to tradition. The resulting image on the bracelet is a perfect rendition. The clown stands with legs apart wearing moccasins. Perfect oxidized striations covers his body. A squash blossom necklace hangs from his neck. Corn tassels arise from his head, the tassels being made from 14 karat gold. Gold tuffs appear out from his ears. He dances beneath a large 14 karat gold sun. Blazing hot under the sun, his blood red tongue hangs out of his mouth. He tantalized the crowd holding a watermelon, the rind clearly visible. The watermelon is a large gem grade natural oxblood coral. The seeds are inlaid onyx. The rind is green natural Broken Arrow variscite. The watermelon is set on a toggle, allowing it to spin in different directions. The finished bracelet is a masterpiece of wearable art, striking on the wrist and highly desirable.
Inner Circumference of Bracelet: 6 in. Bracelet Gap Size: 1 in. Bracelet Width: 1-7/8 in. Watermelon Size: 7/8 in. x 9/16 in. Full Inner Circumference of Bracelet Gap Size Included: 7 in. (Can be slightly adjusted prior to shipment upon request)
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