Tim Yazzie’s name usually conjures up remarkable overlay work, but this colorful cuff shows he is equally adept at exquisite inlay, too.
Little inlaid chunks of natural Kingman turquoise and natural spiny oyster shell are set right next to each other, without any channels.
Each of the stones and shells is of the highest quality.
The brilliant blue of the natural turquoise and the warm glow of the spiny oyster shell are complementary colors, meaning they each bring out the other.
In Southwestern tribal lore blue signifies the sky and water, orange and red represent the sun and land, and corn is the staff of life, bringing good health, prosperity, and abundance.
Therefore, these beautiful materials are not merely a gorgeous artistic choice, they are also profoundly symbolic.
Narrow sterling silver edges gleam brightly, and are plain and understated, keeping our eye on the array of vibrant stones.
The artist has expressed age-old tradition but in a modern way.
The beauty of the high-quality, natural materials is evident; so is the impeccable workmanship.
Stack this splendid bracelet, or let the glorious colors blaze on their own. You cannot go wrong with this wonderful, neo-traditional cuff.