Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Indian Tribal Jewelry Origins
Indians Mined Turquoise and drilled holes in it, they used many other items from Mother Earth to create their beautiful self decorations such as wood, many types of stones, and Bones, They used sinew (a string like fiber) from the animals they hunted . Coastal tribes also used items from the beach like oyster shells, clam shells and abalone shells.
In later years they started trading with settlers to buy the seed beads (holes pre drilled) in order to decorate with stronger extravagance.
Native American Jewelry is so rich with culture its easy to see why so many people find it so appealing and I bet they don't even think about what draws them to Native American Jewelry, Do you know what it is about it that fascinates you and draws you to own your own piece of wearable history?