Native American Ben Livingston Zuni 925 Silver Gemstone Mosaic Inlay Knifewing Cuff Bracelet

$ 1,624.95 $ 1,824.95

Metal: Silver                                                                                  
Metal Purity: .925
Hallmark: BL ARROW STERLING
Artisan: Ben Livingston
Tribe Affiliation: Zuni
Wearable Length ( inches ): 7 Including gap 1.5
Width ( inches / mm ): 3.31 / 84.0
Weight ( gram ): 103.5
Condition: Vintage

 

The legendary Knife Wing figure in Zuni is half man, half eagle with knife shaped feathers, or wings. Knife Wing was a warrior known as the Great One who came down from his ethereal plateau to bestow wisdom, strength and courage amongst his recipients, only revealing himself to the warriors who serve as protectors of the Pueblo.

The Knifewing, or the "Achiya La-da-ba" in the Zuni language, is a Zuni war god who also protects the Zuni pueblo from harm. Zunis believe that their war gods live in lakes in New Mexico and Arizona and appear as needed. To the Zunis, the Knifewing's role is similar to that of a patron saint.

PLEASE BE ADVISED:

  • We sell vintage pre-owned and antique items (except for those described as new) which will often show signs of wear, dents, scratches, oxidation, broken stones, etc. Please note that the item in the photographs may be larger or smaller in actuality. The photographs do not represent true size. Please check the description for physical dimensions and email us with any questions.

  • We are not gemologists, and due to the high quality of laboratory made stones we take no responsibility if the stone appears not to be genuine. We try our best to accurately describe the stones in our jewelry items.

  • In order for you to see the real age of presented item we do not perform any type of cleaning or polishing. If its tarnished that's exactly the way you will receive it.

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