This fine feather bracelet is expertly handcrafted from sterling silver by Harvey Chavez of the Kewa tribe, also known by the Spanish name of Santo Domingo Pueblo, in northern New Mexico USA.
This beautiful bracelet measures 12mm in width and would best fit a medium size female or small male wrist. It is not adjustable.
Harvey Chavez makes exquisite feather jewellery. Each feather is entirely handmade, skilfully formed from sterling silver, each unique in size, shape and detail. Every line is individually stamped using a homemade stamp and each feather is carefully shaped, polished and signed. As well as bracelets Harvey and his wife Janie make feather rings, earrings, pendants, brooches, hair clips, bolo ties and necklaces.
Harvey Chavez also expertly handcrafts beads in the traditional way of his tribe. From tiny heishi beads to fine wafer cuts, every stone is expertly hand cut, drilled and polished from natural materials such as turquoise, coral, pipestone, black jet, serpentine or shell. This traditional skill is rapidly disappearing from the tribe.
Harvey Chavez is committed to practising the techniques learned from his parents, grandparents and great grandparents. He has passed these skills to his children and grandchildren in the hope that this knowledge will survive into future generations.
The Chavez family have been making beautiful jewellery for Rainmaker Gallery for twenty five years. We are deeply honoured to bring you the work of this talented family.