Guide to Indian Jewelry of the Southwest by Georgiana Kennedy Simpson
Author: Georgiana Kennedy Simpson
About: This guide features descriptions and high-resolution photos of handmade jewelry by the peoples of Zuni, Navajo, Santo Domingo and Hopi.
Publication Date: 1999, 2014
“The foundation of Indian jewelry today by Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, and Santo Domingo artists in many ways links to centuries of jewelry work in the Southwest. […] Today, greater varieties of metals and stones have increased the possible styles and interpretations of earlier work. Silversmiths use materials from all over the world, though the most coveted turquoise continues to come from mines in the Southwest. Artists also use quality Chinese and Persian turquoise because of the accessibility of these stones. Other stones frequently found in contemporary Indian jewelry include lapis lazuli and charoite.” - Georgiana Kennedy Simpson, author
Dimensions: 6 1/4" x 4 1/2", 46 pages
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