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Important Book Piece Zuni att Walter Nahktewa Large Arrow Channel Inlay Tie Clip For Sale


Important Book Piece Zuni att Walter Nahktewa Large Arrow Channel Inlay Tie Clip


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Important Book Piece Zuni att Walter Nahktewa Large Arrow Channel Inlay Tie Clip:
$799.00

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I'm offering a very hard to find early tie clip dating to 1940s to 1950s and attributed to the great Zuni artist Walter Nahktewa, being almost identical to a piece published in a book and attributed to him. This is an unusual tie clip which can enclose a tie or a scarf! A woman could wear it with a scarf very comfortably.

This piece is channel inlay set with red abalone, and all natural stones and shells, including jet, mother of pearl and turquoise It is fabulous work and the stones are stunning. The dimensions are 3" long and 3/8" wide and the weight of the piece is 6.5 grams. It is in excellent vintage, wearable and collectible condition.

This piece comes from the collection of a couple of ethnologists who spent from the 40s-60s with the tribes and who collected the best items,some of which ended up in the Denver Museum.

I discussed this artist with a dear friend, now gone. She said "Walter Nakhtewa did a lot of work for C. G. Wallace in the early days---contemporary work with the rest of the famous early guys--Leekya, Eskiesosie, the Hoxie brothers, Dan Simplicio, Lee Edaakie, Juan Calavaza, Della Casa-Appa, Coonsis, George Martinez, Mary Kallestewa, Juan DeDios, Horace Iule, Leo Poblano. He was right in there. Walter did some plain silver work but he was also very good at inlay. He never did careless inlay as some of the famous ones sometimes did. Walter did a lot of inlay on shells, but a very high kind of art. For example, he and Leo Poblano and Lambert Homer, Jr. did those lovely, modernistic-looking, stylized birds and other figures in inlay. Walter was right in there with lovely designs, not traditional all the time, but original, and very fine workmanship. He was a mature artist when he became famous. He is greatly admired; a very traditional, principled man." You can see by this quote that she was describing this tie clip without having seen it. But maybe she had seen it. Well, this is it and it's your opportunity to have it.It isexquisite.

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Returns will be accepted for 30 days after your receipt for any reason and without question. Please let me know if you would like to return something. Returns must be in the same condition they were shipped. If I make a significant mistake in a listing I'll always give you a full refund. The 20% restocking fee does not apply when the mistake is mine. I care that you're happy and about my accuracy, and will always stand behind my work. My attributions are guaranteed for my lifetime.

When I include pages from published books in my listings it is in accordance with Fair Use Law, which permits the use of source material for discussion, reference, education and criticism.

Attributions on many of the old pieces of Native American jewelry are sometimes a moving target. All the books have errors, so in addition to counterchecking, I have developed some expertise over the years and I do care about getting it right, so as more information comes to light I update my listings and also get in touch with my previous buyers, to inform them of any changes in attributions. I am sincerely committed to ongoing accuracy.

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