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Ketoh, Turquoise, Outstanding, Roger Skeet Jr., Vintage, 3132

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A FAMILY TRADITION

Offered for your consideration is a great ketoha (bow guard) by Roger Skeet Jr who learned the trade from his father. This has a wonderful older, supple brown leather cuff or "bow guard", with a gorgeous silver plate. A large stunning turquoise cabochon in the center is set in a handmade sawtooth silver bezel. The stone setting is accented with twisted wire, intricate cutouts, repousse and dazzling hand stamped designs throughout. The ketoha uses sinew ties on the back to keep it in place. Add this piece to your collection so you can can be enjoyed by the next generation.

Roger Skeet Jr(b. 1932 -; Navajo) traditional styles; stamp work; chisel’ repoussé; set stones concho belts, bracelets, necklaces. Son of Roger Skeet Sr. (1900 - 1959) a smith for C. G. Wallace, and brother of Anderson Skeets.

Mark Bahti’s book,  Silver + Stone - Profiles of American Indian Jewelers, Skeet states, "I would like to have gone to school and served my people on the tribal council." However, as the oldest of eight children, his father chose him at the age of eight, to stay at home and learn the silversmithing trade. Mark Bahti’s book, Silver + Stone - Profiles of American Indian Jewelers, Skeet states, "I would like to have gone to school and served my people on the tribal council." However, as the oldest of eight children, his father chose him at the age of eight, to stay at home and learn the silversmithing trade.
  • affiliation: Navajo
  • materials: sterling silver, turquoise, leather
  • dimensions: 12" length, 4 1/2" width
  • weight: 196 grams
  • closure: sinew ties
  • nice vintage condition
  • stones are secure in their settings
  • no stone chips or hairline fractures
  • stone abrasions commensurate with age
  • silver has a nice patina 
  • light wear
  • style number: JB3132


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