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Ketoh, Cast, Turquoise, Beautiful Proportions, Vintage, Early 20th Century, 3197

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KETOHS, PRONOUNCED: (GAY-TOHS)

The history of the ketoh goes back to Navajo archers and the bands they wore to protect their forearms from the snap of their bowstrings.  These stiff leather guards were eventually embellished by Navajo silversmiths with conchos, silver buttons and turquoise stones. They ceased to be functional archery gear and instead became worn as decorative jewelry.  Old ketohs are highly sought after by collectors.

Double D Ranch is pleased to offer this vintage ketoh dating back to the early 20th Century. The wide brown leather cuff is adorned with a bold sandcast silver design that boasts a chic turquoise cabochon, set in a simple bezel. A stunning statement cuff.

  • affiliation: likely Navajo
  • materials: sterling silver, turquoise, leather
  • leather end to end: 3 3/4" x 8 3/8"
  • shield: 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  • weight: 115 grams
  • closure: buckskin ties
  • nice vintage condition
  • stone is secure in its setting
  • no stone chips or hairline fractures
  • stone abrasions commensurate with age
  • silver has a nice patina
  • wear from ethnographic use
  • style number: JB3197
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