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Virgil Ortiz Rez Spine® Bangle Bracelet

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Price: $395.00



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Created for the Smithsonian by award-winning Cochiti Pueblo artist Virgil Ortiz, this handmade Virgil Ortiz Rez Spine® Bangle Bracelet features one of Virgil Ortiz’s signature motifs—Rez Spine®, zigzag lines emblematic of mountains, thunder, and lightning. Sterling silver. Handmade in the U.S.A. Gift boxed.  7.625"circum.

Museum Provenance

This edgy Virgil Ortiz Rez Spine® Bangle 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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