VINTAGE ZUNI CUFF BRACELET
Authentic 1970's Zuni "Rainbow Yei" cuff bracelet. The Zuni artist Gillerina Natachu has set this piece in solid sterling silver. Genuine coral, turquoise, jet and white mother of pearl are used to create the design of the Rainbow Yei. Measuring 2"1/2 in width, this is a nicely sized bracelet.
Story of the image: The Rainbow Man is a symbol of protection often seen on the Zuni's war shields and is a symbol of the rainbow which represents the life sustaining rains for their agricultural importance in the arid American Southwest. The Rainbow Man was one of the first figures used in traditional Zuni mosaic inlay jewelry.