Spectacular Zuni hand made ring with a lovely inlaid bird design. This ring has a bird mosaic design in a mother of pearl background. The beautiful bird is inlaid with black onyx and abalone shell. It is perched on a branch with turquoise leaves and red coral berries. The branches and the legs of the bird are hand scribed in the Mother-Of-Pearl. The oval mosaic is framed in a lovely sawtooth bezel and is outlined in a rope design.
The design is expertly hand crafted. The bird mosaic motif was used mainly by the Zuni artisans. Zuni artists are known for their lapidary skills and their fine inlays. Zuni Pueblo is the largest pueblo in New Mexico, and because of its location, Zuni is the most traditional. Continuing to make jewelry, fetishes, and pottery, most of the people of Zuni are artists. The ring is unsigned, which is common for older Native American jewelry. It is unmarked, but tests to be sterling.
- Size: 6½
- Weight: 5.1 grams
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