Item # 746T - Ladies Vintage Zuni 28pc Turquoise Needlepoint Decorated Watchband by L.Gchachu

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Item # 746T - Ladies Vintage Zuni 28pc Turquoise Needlepoint Decorated Watchband by L.Gchachu

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Beautiful ladies vintage 70's-80's Zuni twenty eight (28) piece hand cut turquoise needlepoint decorated watchband. The artist has applied twenty eight (28) hand cut pieces of turquoise needlepoint across the two (2) watch tips. She applied fourteen (14) on each watch tip and designed the pattern based on a smooth silver spine running down the middle. Each needlepoint stone is set into it's own hand cut very fine serrated bezel with a silver drop set at the tip separating each stone. All mounted to a hand cut silver base with a silver tube for watch pin mounted at top and a silver wire attached to the last silver drops at bottom to attach the stretchband. Only a few of the older Zuni silversmiths still make their pieces like this!

Each watch tip measures 7/8" by 1/2" across narrowing to 1/4" across the end. Comes with a new 3 1/8" long stretchband. We can exchange for a shorter 2 1/2", 2 3/4", or 3" stretchband or longer 3 1/4", 3 1/2", or 3 3/4" long. Click Here to learn how to figure the length of stretchband you may need or go to our FAQ page. The watch pin holders measure 9mm (3/8") across. The watchband was made to hold the small oval watch faces which were basically the only ladies selection back 40-50 years ago. The watch tips are stamped L.G. - ZUNI by Zuni lapidarist Lucy Gchachu. The watchband is, or will be a collector's piece. Ms. Gchachu passed on in 2010 at the age of 79 years old. Really nice example of what Zuni needlepoint is all about!  $129.95