DescriptionA Kwakiutl Bracelet
silver, engraved with a thunderbird, inscribed on the interior, Kwakiutl, Thunderbird, Russell Smith
"Nuggets of copper had been used by Northwest Coast peoples for jewelery in prehistoric times. When silver coins came into common use in the mid-19th century, they were hammered into bracelet form, and artists translated formline principles and native designs to the popular new medium," Fitzhugh, William W. and Aron Crowell, Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska, Washington, D. C., Smithsonian Institution Press, 1988, p. 304.
Width: 2 ½ inches
In overall excellent condition. Light tarnishing on the interior.
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