Ketoh Design Buckle with Natural Golden Hills TurquoiseAllison "Snowhawk" Lee
Allison Lee, also known as “Snowhawk” – a name given to him by his grandmother – is a consistently prize-winning jeweler, who produces finely detailed, beautiful, and well-designed work, like this wonderful buckle.
This buckle says “Quality!” in execution, materials, and design. A curvy version of the traditional “cricket” design, floats high above a deep-set and oxidized background.
This design was often seen on leather bow-guards, or “ketohs”. Sometimes, a turquoise, or other stone, was set in the center. In this piece, the oval frame keeps the emphasis on flowing curves and highlights the marvelous, precisely executed design. Fan-shapes of parallel lines surround the central oval. These represent feathers.
Speaking of turquoise…
The large and gorgeous Natural Golden Hills Turquoise cabochon in this buckle is a stunner, and will draw all eyes towards this masterpiece!
Every element is cleanly executed and beautifully formed. This buckle is a handsome example of modern design, where the inspiration is from the past but the refinement and casual elegance are very today. Great with jeans; fabulous with tailored trousers and suits.