Native American Artists Stamp Their Hand-Made Pieces
Roy hand-stamps his pieces with his own bear stamp... "Shash" for protection and his initials for authentication. It's like signing his artwork and letting you know this is no cheap knockoff. When an artist signs their work, it's because they are proud of it.
Why Wear Silver & Turquoise
Turquoise Tells The Holy People You Know Where You Came From
The legends say... turquoise is meant to remind us of our existence in the Blue World. The Blue World is the second in the teachings of the four worlds. It has a few different names: The Second World, The Blue World, The Spirit World, and The World With No Surface. Turquoise is said to offer protection. To identify to the Holy People, the Five-Fingered beings who know where they come from. Our Navajo Historian, Wally Brown, uses his necklace to teach about the symbolism of turquoise.
Meet the Artist
Meet Roy Huskie Jr., Navajo Silversmith
Roy Huskie Jr. Silversmithing since he was fifteen years old. This puts Roy's skill level into the expert realm.
Growing up in Tuba City on the Navajo Nation, Roy learned this skill from his father.
Roy comes from the Todích'íí'nii (Bitter Water) clan.
Roy stamps his creations with RH. His favorite thing about his trade is when he sees people light up when they see what he has made for them.
Turquoise to our Diné is important.
Representing the "Blue World", it tells the Holy People... "We know where we come from".
Turquoise is a semi-precious stone.
These turquoise nuggets are stabilized to make them last the test of time.
Turquoise is also worn for protection when roaming outside of the sacred mountains.
“...that large turquoise piece in Roy Huskies pendant Islands is the most beautiful turquoise I've ever seen. and being born and always living in S.W. Oklahoma Native Country I've seen plenty. I've got to take a picture of it. It just grabs me and I love to just look and admire it.”
“Thank you for sharing your teachings and culture. I find Wally's films really great to watch and I love his no nonsense way of explaining. Please can I have a notification when your new Turquoise jewelry is ready for purchase.”
“This afternoon, I had a discussion with my niece and nephew about wearing turquoise and why it’s important especially when we do not reside in the four scared mountains. I didn’t know all the other details mentioned... now I can provide more context to my niece and nephew about wearing turquoise and silver when I see them again.”
“…I am delighted to find the necklace that you are offering and to know that it is authentic and that it represents a return to traditional teachings. Thank you so much for helping me to put through my order. Blessings.”
“Wow they are lovely!! Beautiful and everything in between.”
“Just ordered. So excited ”
“...I love turquoise. Something about it intrigues me greatly and makes me feel very peaceful.Thank you for shining Light on Mother Earth.”
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