Friday, February 20, 2009

UMFA: Splendid Heritage

This February the Utah Museum of Fine Arts Premiered this landmark exhibition. I have created a line of jewelry to celebrate this exhibit and American Indian Art. Hand forged brushed sterling silver with bezels of resin coated paper of Native American Art.  Each piece comes with a description of what the artifact is, Tribe and Circa.

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This five ring set features a bit of an image of a Kachina carving supernatural carrying (Polik Mana), Hopi, circa 1940. The Hopi and other Pueblo peoples carve figure to represent the Kachinas, supernatural beings responsible for carrying the prayers of the people to the heavens.

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This pendant set features a bit of an image of Leggings, Tlingit, circa 1880 including a small sterling date stamp hanging from 16" ball chain. It was common for the Tlingit people, on important occasions, to wear garments decorated with designs of crest animals, such as this frog design.

I would like to suggest to take a visit the UMFA to see this exhibit. Museum Hours are Tuesday- Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays

1 comment:

Chuck Dilmore said...

Wow - beautiful work!
I especially love the pendant, so far.

Beautiful site - thank you!