LesterJames, Pendant, Tufa Cast, Navajo Sheepherder, Multi Stone, Handmade

Tribe Navajo
Age Group Adult
Artist James, Lester
Age Circa 2010's
Item Weight .10
Width 1.5
Height 4
Gemtype Stone Shape irregular-shape
Gender Unisex
Clasp Type easy-hook
Number of Stones 6
Necklace Chain Type bead
Weight Grams 44.6
Main Stone Multi-Stone
Metal Sterling Silver

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Navajo silversmith has created a fascinating piece of storyteller art. The pedant was inspired by the many Navajo women who take care of their flocks of sheep everyday in the Four Corners area. Lester uses a combination of stones to give the woman a traditional Navajo outfit, and that even include classic blue turquoise and red coral. He uses tufa casting techniques to make the figure, and then adds wire to make the classic cotton wrapped hair bun. This will look wonderful hanging from a number of different style necklaces, maybe think about a set of turquoise beads.


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