1930s – 1940s Navajo Sterling Silver Getoh
- 1930s – 1940s Navajo Sterling Silver Getoh
- This is one of the earliest Navajo bow guards that we have had. It is one of the most unusual.
- The piece is circa 1930s – 1940s.
- It is concave to fit a small wrist in a frame of the older sterling triangular caronated wire.
- This is overlaid onto a sterling silver base.
- A beautifully designed butterfly is worked across the entire surface of the Getoh.
- It incorporates rain clouds and emphasizes the four directions.
- The design is double sided.
- The heads make use of an additional layer of overlay to make the piece very three dimensional.
- Four liquid silver drops carefully placed on a circle of overlaid silver make up the eyes.
- A tall straight bezel is very slightly zigzagged with a jeweler’s saw enclosing the oval turquoise.
- The stone is a deep teal blue with red, brown and white quarts matrix.
- The bow guard has four loops in each corner attaching to a leather cuff.
- The leather is newer than the Getoh.
- It weighs 5.6 ounces with a marvelous patina.
- The piece is 3 1/2″ long x 3 1/4″ wide.
- The long side of the oval stone is 1 1/2″.
- Please not the curvature of this bow guard which will not fit a big boned wrist.