Native American Jewelry

Native American Jewelry

Before written language, personal adornment was an important element of communication. Depending on the materials use, the wearer could convey many levels of information--from love, status, tribal and guild affiliation and on. Outside contact introduced tribes to metal smithing, new materials, and techniques which were widely adopted. Jewelry not only was a trade commodity but continues to be a source of pride, beauty, and honor.

Native American Jewelry

Native American Jewelry

Before written language, personal adornment was an important element of communication. Depending on the materials use, the wearer could convey many levels of information--from love, status, tribal and guild affiliation and on. Outside contact introduced tribes to metal smithing, new materials, and techniques which were widely adopted. Jewelry not only was a trade commodity but continues to be a source of pride, beauty, and honor.