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A beautiful pair of Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico

Sterling silver bangle-style bracelets by Cipriano Quintana (Cippy Crazy Horse) c. 2015


Like his famous Father and Mother before him, the renowned Cochiti Pueblo silversmiths, Joe H. Quintana and Terecita Quintana, Cipriano Quintana (b. 1946), who is more commonly known as “Cippy Crazy Horse”, has had a remarkable silversmithing career and he is universally considered today to be among the foremost contemporary masters in the field. His work is characterized by an outstanding level of craftsmanship overall and a clean-lined elegant Modernist style deeply rooted in tradition. These two bangle bracelets demonstrate Crazy Horse’s clean-lined classic/modern style perfectly.


“When I am making something, I hope I can inspire someone somewhere to admire the simplicity of the beauty in one of my pieces.“

-Cipriano Quintana

Bracelet #1 has a somewhat asymmetrically shaped almost zigzag or turned shank. It’s an unusual creative twist that works just perfectly. In the center of the shank is a perfectly stamped star shaped design and on either side of the zig-zag center section are four parallel perfectly chiseled linear designs. The rest of the shank is unadorned beautifully polished silver. It’s classic and Modernist at the same time.


The bracelet measures slightly over 1/4” in width all the way around. The inner circumference end-to-end is 5 1/2” and the gap between the terminals is 1 1/8” for a total interior circumference of 6 5/8”. The bracelet’s shank is 1/4” in thickness in the asymmetrical center section tapering down to 1/8” in thickness on the sides. The bracelet weighs a substantial for its slim size 38 grams or 1 3/8 ounces. The bracelet is in excellent original condition with a few minor scratches and scuffs and it is properly signed with Cippy Crazy Horse’s double reverse “C” insignia on the inside and is also marked “Sterling”.



Price $550


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Bracelet #2 is somewhat more traditionally shaped in a straight width all the way around although the stamped and chiseled designs in its center have a beautiful Modernist spareness and visual presentation to them. This bracelet is sized almost the same as Bracelet #1. It measures 1/4” in width all the way around. The inner circumference end-to-end is 5 1/2” and the gap between the terminals is 1” for a total interior circumference of 6 1/2”. The bracelet’s shank is 3/16” in thickness all the way around. The bracelet weighs exactly the same as bracelet #1, a substantial 38 grams or 1 3/8 ounces. This bracelet is also in excellent original condition with almost no scratches or scuffs and it is properly signed with Cippy Crazy Horse’s double reverse “C” insignia on the inside and is also marked “Sterling”. There are also some interesting tooling marks in the silver on the interior surface near the terminals.


These two traditional/modern bracelets are simply stunning, unique and completely classic pieces of

highly-wearable precious Southwest Native jewelry; pieces which will give you many years of satisfaction as well

as a constant stream of admiration and envy from everyone who ever sees them.



Price $550


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Bracelet #1

Bracelet #2

Cippy Crazyhorse at Santa Fe Indian Market, 2011

Photo source and © CippyCrazyhorse.com