Handcrafted by Zuni artist Burdian Soseeah, this link bracelet features the well-known Zuni sunface design. The sunface symbol often used by Zuni artists is created using the intricate channel inlay technique incorporating blue turquoise, red coral, black jet, and mother of pearl.
The rays of the sun radiate outward, forming a beautiful flower pattern. With its comfortable adjustable link design and high-quality lapidary work, this bracelet is a wearable treasure.
- Link bracelet handcrafted by Burdian Soseeah
- Sterling silver
- Turquoise, coral, mother of pearl, jet
- Channel inlay
- Bracelet measures x: long x 1” wide w
- 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.
Burdian Soseeah is a highly skilled Zuni artist who specializes in handcrafted sunface inlay jewelry. She uses the sunface design in inlay earrings, watches, pendants, rings, and necklaces, and her work is highly regarded for its fine craftsmanship and detail.
The Southwest is known for the beauty and drama of its landscapes, from red rock canyons and rolling deserts to expansive blue skies and shimmering sunsets. The Native Americans who have lived here for thousands of years have a deep connection to, and respect for, this natural world, and their reverence for nature deeply influences their art.
Some of the most common nature-inspired designs and symbols are water, rain, clouds, corn, mountains, and animals. For Native Americans, nature is a gift from the Creator, and in their unique, handcrafted works of art they celebrate this incredible gift.
Channel inlay is a distinctive jewelry technique closely associated with Native American people of the Southwest, particularly Zuni jewelers. When creating channel inlay jewelry, artists set precisely cut gemstones into pre-formed silver channels. The technique allows artists to use colorful combinations of gemstones in complex and creative patterns. Channel inlay requires masterful silversmithing and lapidary skills and is utilized by Native American jewelers to create magnificent jewelry pieces recognized for their craftsmanship and beauty as art.
Read our Native American Jewelry Collector's Guide.
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, providing 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 40 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.