A Navaho Indian silversmith, New Mexico

A Navaho Indian silversmith, New Mexico Native Americana


Stock #: 238093
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Publisher: Detroit Publishing Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Additional Details:
The Navaho silversmiths learned their art centuries ago from Mexico and there has been comparatively little change in either method or tools, the art being maintained in pure form by them. The geometric forms that prevail in the designs usually have a significance; a triangle may represent a mountain or an arrow-head; a cross may indicate the morning star or the four quarters of the compass

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