The Navajo silversmith Ray Calladitto is an artisan of renown . He is known for his storyteller themes that grace silver jewelry pieces. This cuff bracelet shows two Native American men paddling in a canoe down a water way. Each Indian wears a head piece with a feather pointing skyward. Both Indians have a paddle in their hands - one with the paddle upright and the other with the paddle down in the water. They travel in a supply laden canoe. The canoe has an nice etched floral design. The surface of the water is done in continuous ripples under the canoe. As the canoe travels downstream it passes a little hill and proceeds past a stand of cattails. On the opposite shore tall grasses and trees can be seen. In the distance a mountain range can be seen. The sky is done in textured silver work. At the ends of the storyteller scene are decorative scallops and flowers. The maker's mark of Calladitto shows a crescent design with Sterling nestled within. The name Ray Calladitto is stamped in a U form upon the crescent. A feather accent makes a mark between the second L and second A in Calla. Very excellent condition. 49gm of solid silver. 2 1/4" by 2" across in diameter and 1" wide.
Ray Calladitto Navajo Sterling Silver Storyteller Cuff Bracelet