Native American spiral earrings handmade from rich red cuprite and sterling silver by Duran Gasper, Zuni Pueblo tribe, New Mexico, USA. The spiral is a migration symbol that represents the migration path of the ancestors and the continuum of tradition from the first ancestors up to the present day and on into the future.
The earrings measure 7.5cm in length from the top of the sterling silver ‘french wire’ to the tip of the spiral. The earrings come with clear rubber ear wire clutches and are delivered in a presentation gift box.
Duran Gasper has been making extraordinarily beautiful jewellery for Rainmaker Gallery for over 25 years.
Zuni is the largest of New Mexico’s nineteen Indian Pueblos with more than 600 square miles of reservation land and a population of over 11,000. With a unique language, culture and history that has resulted in part from geographical isolation, being located much further south than the other Pueblos, Zuni Pueblo is considered to be one of the most traditional of all the Pueblos. The Zuni Nation has its own constitutional government, courts, police force, school system and economic base. Around 80% of families are involved in the creative arts.