Measurements: 1 3/8" x 1"
In excellent condition.
The inlay is made up of turquoise, mother of pearl, coral and black jet - all set within silver wire bezels.
The Zunis are famous for a particular type of stonework called inlay. Here stones are worked and then fit together, sometimes side by side, called stone-to-stone, or with silver channels in between, known as channel inlay. The Zunis do not cast the silver. Each piece is meticulously fabricated. The predominant colors and stones used in traditional Zuni inlay are turquoise, red coral, black jet, and white mother of pearl. Symbolically, red represents Mother Earth and turquoise Father Sky.
The catch is a safety style. Dating to the 1950's.
Vintage Zuni Dancer Brooch: 925 Silver, Turquoise