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Diné (Navajo) Artist

Ketho / Bow Guard, Leather and silver
2 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 1 5/8 in. (6.99 x 4.76 x 4.13 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Leatherworking and metalworking
Credit Line: Gift of an unknown donor
Accession Number: P8304
Child's [?] leather ketho or bow guard that wraps around the wrist and ties with leather thongs. A large rectangular silver medallion is affixed. The medallion has an oval piece of turquoise at center. The silver is engraved with petal-like elements and a border of short lines.

NOTE: P1406-P1409 have no cards. Could bow guards P8303 and P8304 and necklace 8300 be any of those numbers? They are in the same grouping as necklace P1408.

  • Overall Dimensions: 2 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 1 5/8 in. (6.99 x 4.76 x 4.13 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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