Bracelet, Ketoh, Turquoise, Vintage, 597
Originally worn to protect a warrior's wrist from the snap of a bowstring, the traditional ketoh, or bow guard has been reimagined into beautiful works of Native American jewelry.
ketoh pronounced: GAY-toh
This vintage ketoh features a sterling silver traditional modified butterfly design with openwork, adorned with two oval cabochons of bright blue matrixed turquoise on a new suede band with soft tie closures.
- affiliation: likely Navajo
- materials: sterling silver, turquoise, suede
- dimensions: 8 1/8" x 4"
- weight: 106 grams
- condition: excellent vintage condition with light oxidation and wear, the band appears to be replaced
- style number: JB2597