*51* OSCAR ALEXIUS TURQUOISE (8/9/22) RAMONA MOORE


THIS OSCAR ALEXIUS BELT BUCKLE WAS TOO TEMPTING TO BE LEFT AS A BELT BUCKLE...

SIGNED ON THE BACK BY HIMSELF.

ADDING FACETED TURQUOISE BEADS

AND STONE TOTEM ANIMALS IS MY WAY

OF HONORING THE WINGED ONES, THE SWIMMERS, THE CREEPY-CRAWLERS AND THE EARTH-WALKERS.

THE CLASP IS STERLING SILVER.


OSCAR ALEXIUS HAS BEEN A NAVAJO (DINE)

SILVERSMITH FOR OVER 25 YEARS.

BORN IN 1949.

HE IS BEST KNOWN FOR HELPING TO REVIVE

TRADITIONAL, OLD-STYLE SOUTHWEST INDIAN JEWELRY. HIS STAMP WORK IS ESPECIALLY BEAUTIFUL.


ALEXIUS WAS AWARDED "BEST IN CATEGORY", FIRST PLACE FABRICATED

MATCHED SETS, AT THE GALLUP INTER-TRIBAL INDIAN CEREMONIAL IN 2002.




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