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Virgil Ortiz Men's Water Cuff Bracelet
This handmade Virgil Ortiz Men’s Water Cuff Bracelet is an eloquent expression of a signature motif in the work of Cochiti Pueblo artist Virgil Ortiz. Created for the Smithsonian, the ends of this Virgil Ortiz Men’s Water Cuff Bracelet are finished with rounded triangles, symbolic of waves of water. Sterling silver. Handmade in the U.S.A. Gift boxed. 2.5"dia.
This striking Virgil Ortiz Men’s Water Cuff Bracelet reflects the intensely graphic designs of all of Ortiz’s creations—pottery, fashion, carpets, murals, and now jewelry. Informed by traditional Cochiti motifs—especially as expressed in the pottery of his grandmother and mother who taught him their craft—the designs of Ortiz’s handmade jewelry are adaptations of Cochiti artistic techniques and traditions, which it his mission to help preserve. The work of Ortiz was featured at the Smithsonian in the exhibition Virgil Ortiz: La Renaissance Indigène at our National Museum of the American Indian-New York, The George Gustav Heye Center.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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