Native American jewelry styles
Native American jewelry is prized by many. It has developed into different beautiful styles by various tribes.Though Native Americans crafted jewelry before contact with Europeons, most of the early jewelry was made from natural materials like bones, shells and wood. From the Navajo, one of the most well-known Native American jewelry makers, came a blacksmith named Atsidi Sani. When he learned how to do work with silver from the Spanish, and not just iron, he began to make bracelets, conchas and other jewelry. This was around 1850.
Native American jewelry has grown to varied beautiful styles. Learning more about it is a rewarding experience. It can also lead to better appreciation of the artists and the cultures that give us this art.