Sold !!! Sterling & Turquoise Shoelace Covers by Roger Tsabetsaye (Zuni)


Sterling silver and two types of natural turquoise from Sleeping Beauty mine from Arizona, 60 grams (both together), 1.94 troy ounces (both together). Signed "R. Tsabetsaye" and Zuni as well as eagle tail shield.

Just when one begins to expect Indian jewelry to fit certain categories, an anomaly like these shoe tabs comes along. We've seen ash trays, lamps, spoon, etc. Those you cannot wear. But these lace covers can certainly change up your walking shoes or catch the sun on a golf course! The possibilities are endless and will help your feet feel fully appreciated ! At last !!! The fabrication of the ornaments, which are typically leather, consists of silver mill-rolled sheet cut to pattern. Heavy gauge drawn round wire was used to make the loop for the lace in the back and swedged for the triangulated 7 bars soldered in the front as fringe spacers. The eight fringe theme continues at the very top where the sheet, cut in eight strips has been rolled over and under a rectangular bezel spanning the lace tabs' width. Fringe bottom edges are scalloped and stamped with a sunburst, while the tops of each demarcation bar have alternating circles and a starburst or sunburst stamped decoration. The rectangular vertical openings are cut below the turquoise and above the fringe for the laces to pass through to make a bow on top of all this.


Artwork details


Roger Tsabetsaye (Born 1941) Zuni pueblo


H 2.3IN x W 2.2IN

H 5.842CM x W 5.588CM



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