After cutting and shaping the turquoise and coral stones there is a always fine dust leftover. In the Navajo culture we believe nothing should be wasted. This belief brought along a new process called chip turquoise inlay. We now use this turquoise dust to recreate medine animals and symbols on nickel money clips.
Arizona produces some of the highest quality of turquoise in the entire world! The bluest stones come from the Navajo Nation and are referred to as Navajo Turquoise. Arizona turquoise tends to be a bright blue, while Nevada turquoise is greener.
The Kokopelli is a rain god in the Navajo Culture. He is a humpback flute player. The rain cloud follows him everywhere he goes. So when he comes to town the community rejoice, knowing there will be wealth in crops and water. In other olden stories he is also known as a ladies man. So when he leaves all the woman are pregnant. The Kokopelli is a strong symbol increasing wealth and fertility.
Stamp: "T" Thomas Yazzie, Navajo Silversmith
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