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Virgil Ortiz Turkey Tracks Cuff Bracelet
Item #48468
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This handmade Virgil Ortiz Turkey Tracks Cuff Bracelet was created for the Smithsonian by award-winning Cochiti Pueblo artist Virgil Ortiz. Featuring one of Virgil Ortiz’s signature motifs, turkey tracks etch this chic cuff bracelet. An old regalia design that has come to symbolize good luck, the clever turkey track designs make it impossible to tell the front of the foot from the back—implying "no one can track your next move." Sterling silver. Handmade in the U.S.A. Gift boxed.
This Virgil Ortiz Turkey Tracks 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.
5.125"circum. x 0.375"w.

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