Item #819R- Vintage Navajo Turquoise Sun Arrows Harvey Era Brooch/Pin

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Item #819R- Vintage Navajo Turquoise Sun Arrows Harvey Era Brooch/Pin

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Beautiful vintage 40's Navajo turquoise decorated bow-n-arrows brooch/pin. Made to attract the tourist trade traveling throughout west back between the 30's-50's era. Most of the Indian jewelry during that time is known as Harvey Jewelry or Harvey Era. Fred Harvey would hire Navajo silversmiths to create jewelry for the tourist trade which he would sell in his restaurants and train depots. throughout the west from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon, to California and all points in between. The pin displays a round cut and polished green turquoise stone set into a smooth bezel. The artist wraps the stone with twisted wire and encircles it with repeating silver drops. The artist continues decorating by creating two (2) bows with arrows which are reverse from each other and shooting the arrows in opposite directions. The artist finishes by attaching the three (3) decorative pieces to a standard brooch pin with locking clasp.

The brooch measures 11/16" tall by 2" across and weighs 7.2 grams. It's not signed, but appears to be silver plated brass which was the norm for most of the tourist trade then. Very nice and unique collector's piece of early southwest history!  $83.95