Monty Claw is a Navajo artist known for his fine beadwork and tufa cast jewelry. He is primarily self-taught – and evidently learned well! This impressive bracelet is true tufa cast silver, with a wonderful – and unusual – variety of texture. The pointed scallops at the edges are another uncommon and individual detail. The four ovals of natural red coral add a pop of rich color. They may represent drops of water, although coral traditionally symbolizes the earth, and there is a tiny dot of inlaid turquoise to the left, that would represent the sky, and water, as well. The slightly raised band that sweeps across the surface is brighter than the background, and suggests a very abstract flow of water, ending in a graceful, curved and forked form. The background is slightly darkened, and criss-crossed with an energetic pattern of horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines. There is a tremendous sense of grace and motion in this stunning bracelet, as well as admirable creativity and skill in execution. A definite conversation piece and statement, for man or woman.
Sterling Silver, Natural Turquoise, Natural Coral
Total Size: 6 7/8″ Cuff Size: 5 5/8″ Gap Size: 1 1/4″ Width: 1 3/4″