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A Navajo silver ponytail hair holder

by Kenneth Begay, circa 1950’s

A most unusual ornamental silver jewelry piece by the Navajo master silversmith, Kenneth Begay (1910-1977). Traditionally, Navajo women adorn themselves with quantities of silver, turquoise and coral jewelry as a display of family wealth and prestige when attending important occasions such as sings, dances or visits to town and this piece was made in that tradition to ornament and accentuate a woman’s ponytail.

It measures 3” in diameter and 1 1/8” in height with a circular opening of 7/8” for the ponytail.

It is beautifully stamped around the outside perimeter.

The ponytail holder is properly signed “KB” and is also stamped with the insignia of The White Hogan Shops, Scottsdale, Arizona on the interior.

The piece is in excellent original condition.

Price $750

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