His father is one of the few surviving Code Talkers, Navajo soldiers whose Navajo-based code was never cracked by the enemy in the Pacific theater of World War II, thereby helping mightily to win the war. Ted Jr’s fame is as an award-winning Impressionist painter, as well as a fine jeweler. Also, mentor, activist, teacher, coach, and on and on.
This contemporary-looking bracelet actually incorporates ancient Navajo symbols, in a beautiful new way. The gleaming wavy element is a symbol for water; the clasp is an overlay design of a stylized Yei, a Navajo spirit, and the storm cloud symbol. Water, in all its guises, is wonderful good luck in the high desert. The Yei is a spirit who acts as an emissary between people and the heavens.
A wonderful interpretation of Navajo lore, this bracelet is impeccably made, by hand, by a notable artist. It is unique in its design and in its construction; not a typical bangle, the center design clasps and unclasps. Ancient symbolism, modern history, and contemporary beauty, all in this one piece. In addition, this bracelet is a boon for larger wrists! (Check out the wrist size under “Additional Information”)