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Vintage Handmade Sterling Silver Indian Tourist Spoon


Vintage Handmade Sterling Silver Indian Tourist Spoon
Vintage Handmade Sterling Silver Indian Tourist Spoon






Vintage Handmade Sterling Silver Indian Tourist Spoon
Vintage Handmade Sterling Silver Indian Tourist Spoon






Vintage Handmade Sterling Silver Indian Tourist Spoon
This is a vintage sterling silver spoon, possibly made my a Navajo silversmith, produced for the Southwest tourist market in the 1940-50's. Dimensions are 5 1/2 inches long. Designs include the whirlng log motif at the top of the handle, also known to some as the swastika, but I prefer to call it by it's older name. This symbol has been used by many cultures throughout ancient history. According to Mongolian belief, it represents the Big Dipper rotating around the North Star through the seasons of the year, symbolizing the eternal cycles of life. The handle is decorated with an Indian chief in a headress, wearing buckskin leggings and holding a spear. In the bowl is another whirling log motif with a bow and two arrows. The designs have been stamped into a handcut and hammered form. Notice the hammer marks on the back of the spoon in the lower right picture.


Item #amin04
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