Harlan Coonsis, Bolo, Knifewing, Turquoise, Inlay, Silver, Zuni Handmade,

Tribe Zuni
Age Group Adult
Artist Zuni
Age Circa 2010's
Item Weight 0.258597884
Width 2
Height 2.75
Gemtype Stone Shape irregular-shape
Gender Unisex
Length 46
Number of Stones 1
Main Stone Turquoise
Metal Sterling Silver

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The Knifewing seems to serve some different functions for the Zuni people. Some talk about how it protects the village, while others tell stories of how he swoops down into the village and takes away the young beautiful maidens. Zuni artist Harlan Coonsis depicts the powerful Knifewing on this bolo using gorgeous cuts of deep blue Arizona turquoise. The figure is detailed with etching and also has black highlights. Surrounding the centered Knifewing portrait is a heavy border of more matching Arizona stone. You find a beautiful mirror shined sterling silver surrounding the blue rocks. Harlan uses heavy silver to display his mastery of inlaid rock and finishes the piece with an appropriate braided coral and matching tips. This will be an excellent piece of Zuni art to add to your collection.

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