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Navajo Ketoh with Turquoise

915.00
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Navajo Ketoh with Turquoise

915.00

Sterling silver, turquoise and leather ketoh or bowgaurd from our old pawn/estate collection. Stones are a deep robbin's-egg blue and silver is heavy gauge. The silver is sown onto 1/8" thick black leather and is offset so that the ketoh ties on the side.

Approx: 4 1/8" tall, 9" leather cinches down to 7 1/2" (inside circumference), 206.3 grams (including leather).


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Sterling silver, turquoise and leather ketoh or bowgaurd from our old pawn/estate collection. Stones are a deep robbin's-egg blue and silver is heavy gauge. The silver is sown onto 1/8" thick black leather and is offset so that the ketoh ties on the side.

Approx: 4 1/8" tall, 9" leather cinches down to 7 1/2" (inside circumference), 206.3 grams (including leather).


Ketohs

Navajo Indian archers wore leather wrist guards called ketohs to protect their forearms from bowstrings. The Navajo later adapted the original leather ketohs adding silver and turquoise to create decorative jewelry. For that reason, they are also known as bowguards.