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For your consideration is this stunning, intricately inlaid vintage Zuni sterling silver, turquoise, coral, MOP Shalako kachina (Salako Mana) pendant in great condition. The pendant features a detailed, unique, intricately hand etched and inlaid Shalako kachina design in sterling silver, accented with inlaid semi precious stones. Stunning piece to add to any jewelry collection! Marked "sterling" and signed by the artist on the back. Shalako Kachina (Salako Mana) are believed to have first arrived at Zuni around 1840. The Shalako are the God's messengers and run back and forth all year long carrying messages, as well as bringing moisture and rain when needed. When they leave, they also carry the Zunis' prayers for rain with them. Condition: Very Good
Measurements: 2" with bail by 1" wide at the widest point, necklace 18" long including pendant


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Vintage Zuni Shalako Kachina Sterling Turquoise Coral

Estimate $500 - $5,000Apr 10, 2017