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leather cuff bracelet or wrist guard
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • leather cuff bracelet or wrist guard, 1900s
  • Where object was made: Ganado, Arizona, United States
  • silver, leather, stamping, sand casting
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 x 8 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1479

The black leather cuff bracelet or wrist guard has a rectangular silver decoration. The silver rectangle has a cut out design: a cross that meets the short sides of the rectangle, and two short arms are directed toward the long sides but do not touch. There are four leaf-like silver elements that stretch from the cross decribed above to the corners of the rectangle. These are stamped with two striped ovals and two lines. There is a circle stamped in the center. It has a leather tie closure.