Winner of numerous awards, and featured in a reference book about current Native artists by well-known expert Mark Bahti, this artist nevertheless prefers to keep a low profile, in the traditional Navajo way. Her work looks surprisingly modern, although entirely hand fabricated in the age-old, traditional methods.
This extraordinarily handsome bracelet is an unusually hefty piece of glittering silver, overlaid with parallel lines that seem to float over the matte, blackened surface. In the center, three wider, vertical bands each hover over three circles, all gleaming over the dark background. The design is graphic, and the execution is sharp, precise and flawless.
It looks like a fabulously glamorous art deco style, but actually is very traditional in inspiration and symbolism: the parallel lines and circular dots represent rainfall and raindrops, a great blessing in the desert. In visual shorthand, the design expresses a wish for happiness, abundance and good health.
The artist has ingeniously interpreted this ancient symbol in a striking, exceptionally elegant and modern way. With graphic contrast of matte black and bright polish, and a seemingly abstract design, this bracelet is chic and timeless. Wear it every day, everywhere, and enjoy the justified compliments.