Tolpiyine Simbola Picuris Dragon Skin Cutout Cuff Bracelet

Item No: 35671

$ 250.00

  • This sterling silver bracelet handcrafted by Picuris artist Tolpiyine Simbola was created using the repousse process. It features a series of cutout diamond shapes resembling dragon skin. 

    Click here to see the artist talking about the process of jewelry-making in this interview with Shumakolowa staff.
    • Bracelet handcrafted by Tolpiyine Simbola (Picuris Pueblo)
    • Sterling silver
    • Dragon Skinn
    • Bracelet measures 1-1/8” wide with a 5-1/4” inside circumference and 1-1/8” opening
    • Fits an average wrist
    • Comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity

    Handcrafted works of Native American art require special care. For more information about proper care and cleaning, please read our Care Guide.

  • Tolpiyine Simbola, meaning Red Sun in Tiwa, is a silversmith from Picuris Pueblo. He was taught the jewelry-making process at age 12 by his mother. Growing up traditionally, but also having influences from the modern world, inspired some of the contemporary designs that Simbola is currently developing. All pieces are handmade, making each piece a one-of-a-kind work of art.
  • Many Native American artists working today are inspired by the interplay between traditional and contemporary styles. In their work they feel it is important to honor their history, heritage, and culture, including the art forms and techniques passed down through generations of Pueblo families. By mixing and matching techniques, materials, and themes that are contemporary and traditional, they create inspiring work that has made the modern Native American art world extremely vibrant.
  • Tolpiyine Simbola, meaning Red Sun in Tiwa, is a silversmith from Picuris Pueblo. He was taught the jewelry-making process at age 12 by his mother. Growing up traditionally, but also having influences from the modern world, inspired some of the contemporary designs that Simbola is currently developing. All pieces are handmade, making each piece a one-of-a-kind work of art.
  • At Shumakolowa Native Arts, we guarantee that your purchase is an original and authentic work handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. We ask our artists to complete an extensive certification process, and to provide a CIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card and other documentation of their Native American heritage. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product to guarantee it is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes, and natural materials of only the highest quality. We record the place and date of each purchase and pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to make a living practicing their craft.

    Every work of handcrafted art comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by an artist or buyer. At a time when many commercially made products are being sold as handcrafted Native American art, our in-depth purchase process allows us to guarantee the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 35 years, we have made it a priority to visit artists in their studio or home to purchase their latest handcrafted pieces and learn about their work. We have developed lasting relationships with artists, as well as dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art.

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