Shattuckite Cabochon Ketoh Bracelet
Ketohs were originally leather straps worn by Navajo archers to protect their forearms from the snap of the bowstring when shooting an arrow. By the 1870s, silver was commonly attached to the leather to give the wearer more protection. In the reservation barter system, a ketoh could be traded for several sheep. I've taken inspiration from the original Ketoh, and fabricated a modern, hinged version that you'll be proud to wear even if you never pull back a bowstring!
A sterling silver base plate decorated with a gorgeous 20x30mm shattuckite cabochon with rich blues and browns and surrounded by tiny sterling florets. This is a very Rare polished Shattuckite from the Congo in Africa. This stone is quite a lovely mix of different crystal types found in traces within it, they are malachite, chrysocolla and azurite. The front plate is attached to an embossed 1 1/2 inch brown leather strap and sterling hing system with pin closure.
A truly unique piece that is very comfortable to wear.