Sterling Silver Naja Pendant by Wilson Begay
Artist: Wilson Begay
Cultural Affiliation: Diné (Navajo)
Wilson Begay and his wife Carol have been making traditional Diné sandcast jewelry since 1969. They carve out the design in a piece of tufa stone, pour molten silver into the mold and hand finish every piece once it has cooled. Additional techniques may include stamp work, mosaic inlay and chisel work. After Wilson does the silver work on each piece of jewelry, Carol does the stone setting and finishing work. The Begay's live in Manuelito, NM.
Details: Sterling silver, measures 2" width, 2.50" length