Zuni Sunface Inlay Sterling Turquoise Coral MOP Jet Pin Pendant Signed Native American Jewelry
For your consideration is this exquisite vintage Zuni sterling silver, turquoise, coral, MOP, jet inlay pin pendant. The pin is in great condition and has been recently polished. The brooch features a traditional, intricately inlaid and truly meaningful sunface design in sterling silver, accented with stunning turquoise, jet, coral, and MOP inlay. The piece can be worn as a pin and as a pendant and measures 1 1/2" by 1 1/2". Signed and stamped sterling.
The Sunface is an important cultural symbol of the Zuni people and represents the Sun Father. For the Zuni, the Sun symbolized abundance, continuity, stability, positive energy, hope, happiness, and peace. They associated it with warmth that made life and growth possible. They believed it brought playfulness and joy to children, and good fortune and prosperity to families. So, praying to the Sun was a critical part of Zuni culture.
Stunning, unique Zuni ring to add to an jewelry collection!