Harlan Coonsis, Buckle, Knifewing, Turquoise, Coral, Shell, Zuni Handmade, 2.25

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Harlan Coonsis, Buckle, Knifewing, Turquoise, Coral, Shell, Zuni Handmade, 2.25
Harlan Coonsis, Buckle, Knifewing, Turquoise, Coral, Shell, Zuni Handmade, 2.25
Harlan Coonsis, Buckle, Knifewing, Turquoise, Coral, Shell, Zuni Handmade, 2.25
AgeCirca 2010's
Age GroupAdult
ArtistCoonsis, Harlan
Gemtype Stone Shapeirregular-shape
GenderUnisex
General Height2.25
Number of Stones5
Setting Typeinvisible
Width2.5
Main StoneMulti-Stone
MetalSterling Silver
SignedSigned
TribeZuni
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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 buckle using gorgeous cuts of deep blue Arizona turquoise, dark red Mediterranean coral along with colorful shells. The figure is detailed with etching and also has black highlights. Surrounding the centered Knifewing portrait is a heavy border of more matching turquoise and coral stones. You find a beautiful mirror shined sterling silver surrounding the rocks, and unlike lots of Zuni work this buckle is made from heavy silver. Imagine wearing this as your daily buckle, it will create a whole new lifestyle for you. This will be an excellent piece of Zuni art to add to your collection. 60.7 grams