Burdian Soseeah Sunface Cuff Bracelet - Shumakolowa Native Arts
Burdian Soseeah Sunface Cuff Bracelet - Shumakolowa Native Arts
Burdian Soseeah Sunface Cuff Bracelet - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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Burdian Soseeah Sunface Cuff Bracelet

Item Number: 030218
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$ 115.00
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Description

Handcrafted by skilled artist Burdian Soseeah of Zuni Pueblo, this cuff bracelet features the iconic Zuni Sunface design often seen in Soseeah's art.

Set in sterling silver the Sunface is created using the intricate channel inlay technique incorporating blue turquoise, red coral, black jet, and mother of pearl. The rays of the sun radiate outward, forming a beautiful flower pattern. With its comfortable open frame and high quality lapidary work, this bracelet is a wearable treasure.

The Sunface symbol represents Father Sun and is an important symbol to many of the Pueblos of New Mexico. Bringing warmth, providing stability, and needed for new life the Sunface is a valued design in Native American art and is often seen in various designs, patterns, and interpretations in the art of Zuni Pueblo. 

Comes with certificate of authenticity.

Details

  • Cuff bracelet handcrafted by Burdian Soseeah
  • Sterling silver
  • Turquoise
  • Channel inlay
  • Bracelet measures 1” wide with a 5” inside circumference and 1” opening
  • Fits an small wrist
  • 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

Burdian Soseeah is a highly skilled Zuni artist who specializes in handcrafted sun face inlay jewelry. She uses the sun face design in inlay earrings, watches, pendants, rings and necklaces, and her work is highly regarded for its fine craftsmanship and detail.

Collector's Guide

Channel inlay is a distinctive jewelry technique closely associated with Native American people of the Southwest, particularly Zuni jewelers. When creating channel inlay jewelry, artists set precisely cut gemstones into pre-formed silver channels. The technique allows artists to use colorful combinations of gemstones in complex and creative patterns. Channel inlay requires masterful silversmithing and lapidary skills and is utilized by Native American jewelers to create magnificent jewelry pieces recognized for their craftsmanship and beauty as art.

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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