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Necklace, Pendant, Turquoise, Needlepoint, Knife Wing, Hallmark, Vintage, 1779

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This bold beautiful creation is a vintage knifewing necklace by Zuni artisan the late Evans Waasta. The Zuni are widely revered for their lapidary skills and this delicate depiction of a traditional knife wing warrior certainly exemplifies that. The pendant is adorned with sterling silver drop details and affixed to a dainty chain of sterling silver and needlepoint turquoise.

Evans Waatsa (1943 -2011; Zuni). Active since 1970s. Cluster work; needlepoint; inlay.

Marks: E. W.; E. B. W.

  • artist: Evans Waasta, (deceased)
  • affiliation: Zuni
  • hallmarks: E. B. W. (on an applied plate)
  • materials: sterling silver, turquoise
  • measurements: 24" chain, 2 1/4" pendant, 26 1/4" total length
  • weight: 27 grams
  • closure: hook & eye
  • 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: JN1779
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