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ZUNI WAR GOD EARRINGS ( Vintage Native American Indian Jewelry Zuni Earrings ): This vintage pair of Zuni Knife-Wing earrings is part of an estate purchase that favored older jewelry pieces. This curious god, the Knife-Wing figure, is the hero of hundreds of folklore tales and the titular deity of the Zuni. He is represented as possessing a human form, furnished with knife feathered wings and tail. His dress includes the conventional terraced cap, representative of his dwelling place among the clouds. He was doubtless the original “War God” of the Zunis. I believe that these earrings were made in the 1970's. Though not hallmarked, a previously sold matching pin was marked “G. B. NATACHU”. These earrings were made by Gillerimo Natachu who shared this hallmark with his wife Bernice Natachu. The Sterling Silver Knife-Wing pieces are inlaid with coral, turquoise, jet and mother-of-pearl. These earrings are a scarce pair of clip backs. Many ladies have asked for more clip backs since most Native American earrings are made for pierced ears. Zuni inlay work is highly prized for its complex and delicate craftsmanship. Go native with confidence that you are wearing “the real thing”.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 7/8” high, 1” wide, 1/8” deep.

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