Navajo crafted "Harvey era" - pin circa 1930's / 1940's with turquoise accent and whirling log motif

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Navajo crafted "Harvey era" - pin circa 1930's / 1940's with turquoise accent and whirling log motif

149.00

Navajo crafted "Harvey era" - pin circa 1940's / 1950's with turquoise accent and whirling log motif

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Handmade in the early part of the 20th century this Navajo crafted pin / brooch is a wonderful example of the classic work from the Fred Harvey era of the great Southwest. 

Harvey era jewelry was handmade by Native artists employed by the Harvey hotel chain in the Southwest as gifts and souvenirs for guests to take home after their visit. Handmade from sterling silver and Southwestern type gemstones Harvey era jewelry was often crafted on the spot by the artists and presented directly to the buyer. Harvey era jewelry has become among the most collectible Native American jewelry available.

An increasingly rare find this pin / brooch highlights the "Whirling Log" stamp-work designs. The whirling log symbol is a symbol of prosperity for the Native and was commonly featured on Native American crafted jewelry and artwork prior to 1940's. Due to a similarity of the German culture present during WW II Native American artists stopped using the whirling log as an adornment for their art and jewelry. 

Measuring approximately 1.5 inches wide overall this antique Harvey era pin / brooch was crafted in solid sterling silver and features a turquoise stone center top. 

This Navajo crafted Harvey era pin / brooch with turquoise and whirling log accents circa 1930's / 1940's is a charming piece of history.