Southwest Native American Jewelry

southwest native american jewelry

Grade Level: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Native Americans used symbols and motifs with deep cultural significance in making jewelry with clay, turquoise, coral, shell, wood and bone. After Spanish explorers brought silversmithing to Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo artists in the 1800's, Southwest jewelry developed into a distinctive art form.

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