Navajo Turquoise Kokopelli Hand Crafted Horse Hair Pottery By Artist Tom Vail Jr. RX117897

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Pot measures approximately 7-1/4" tall, 1-5/8" wide, and is 4-1/4" long (front to back).

This magnificent style of Navajo art is called horse hair pottery because actual horse hair is added to the pottery at just the right moment in the firing process to melt the hairs into the pottery, creating unique and traditional designs. This Kokopelli pottery was hand etched with fabulous traditonal patterns by Navajo artist Tom Vail Jr. The pottery is signed by the artist.

The Kokopelli is a common fertility symbol throughout the Southwest. In Native American beliefs, the Kokopelli visits various communities, seducing and impregnating the young women drawn to the tones of his flute playing. 

Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of its appeal and beauty.

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Additional Info
SKURX117897
Material DetailsOther
Measurements and InfoPot measures approximately 7-1/4" tall, 1-5/8" wide, and is 4-1/4" long (front to back).
HallmarkedBy Artist
CategoriesPottery
ArtistTom Vail Jr.
TribeNavajo
Setting TypeN/A
Number Of StonesOne
Stone ColorN/A
StoneN/A
Item Color SecondaryTurquoise
Creative DesignKokopelli

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    Horse braclets
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    just love them
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    beautiful
    Posted by Barbara T. | Reviewing SilverTribe.com | Posted on
    My ring was even more beautiful than the picture.
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    Posted by Holly B. | Reviewing SilverTribe.com | Posted on
    Fast shipping and exactly as pictured! I purchased three turquoise rings, they are all precious in their own distinct way but each is handcrafted with care and has exquisite detail.
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    Beautiful jewelry
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    Beautiful craftsmanship! I ordered 4 rings and I am so pleased with them that they are absolutely beautiful! I love wearing them and have received so many compliments on them. You can diffently see the difference in the quality of the workmanship that's put into there jewelry!
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    Bracelet
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    I do love this bracelet, it is very well made and choice of stones selected are wonderful. Just wish it were a bit larger.
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