Doris Small Canyon Large Squash Blossom Earrings - Shumakolowa Native Arts
Doris Small Canyon Large Squash Blossom Earrings - Shumakolowa Native Arts
Doris Small Canyon Large Squash Blossom Earrings - Shumakolowa Native Arts
Doris Small Canyon Large Squash Blossom Earrings - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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Doris Small Canyon Large Squash Blossom Earrings

Item Number: 004905
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Description

Classic, versatile Southwestern style. Handcrafted by Navajo artist Doris Small Canyon, these sterling silver earrings feature the fluted squash blossom design found in the iconic squash blossom necklace. One of the most recognized necklace silhouettes in the world, squash blossom necklaces have been a central part of Native American jewelry for more than a century. This pair of squash blossom earrings features a polished finish that gives them a sophisticated modern look. Whether worn alone or with your favorite squash blossom necklace, these turquoise and sterling silver earrings will become a versatile accessory in your jewelry wardrobe.

Details

  • Earrings handcrafted by Native American artists of the Southwest
  • Sterling silver
  • Shepherd’s hook ear wires
  • Earrings measure 1-3/4” long x 3/8” wide
  • Comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity

Handcrafted works of Native American art require special care. For more information about proper care and cleaning, please read our Care Guide.

About the Artist

Doris Smallcanyon is a Navajo jewelry artist and silversmith who is known for her sterling silver squash blossom and Kachina designed jewelry.

Collector's Guide

Jewelry has been made and worn in the Southwest since prehistoric times. For thousands of years Native Southwestern people have made mosaic inlay and beads of turquoise, shell, bone or stone. Metal arrived with the Spanish. Native Americans acquired metal ornaments through trade, but it was not until the middle of the 19th century that Navajo and Zuni artisans learned the craft from Mexican blacksmiths and silversmiths. Their early silver jewelry creations were plain, with simple engraved, stamped or punched designs. Turquoise was first used in silver around 1880. By the turn of the century, silversmithing was widespread across the Southwest and Native artists were making more sophisticated pieces like concho belts and squash blossom and naja necklaces. The Navajo soon became known for their use of silver, emphasizing silver-heavy designs with only a few gemstones, while the Zuni focused on stone work, featuring finely cut clusters of gems in complex patterns. The Hopi and Pueblo tribes also developed distinctive jewelry styles in the early 1900s. Today, Native American artists draw upon both traditional and contemporary influences, and their shell, gemstone and silver jewelry is prized and collected by people around the world.

Read our Native American Jewelry Collector's Guide.

Our Guarantee of Authenticity

At the Indian Pueblo Store we guarantee that your purchase is an original and authentic work handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. We ask our artists to complete an extensive certification process, providing a CIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card and other documentation of their Native American heritage. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product to guarantee it is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes and natural materials of only the highest quality. We record the place and date of each purchase and pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to make a living practicing their craft. At a time when many commercially-made products are being sold as handcrafted Native American art, our in-depth purchase process allows us to guarantee the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 35 years, we have made it a priority to visit artists in their studio or home to purchase their latest handcrafted pieces and learn about their work. We have developed lasting relationships with artists, as well as dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art.

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