These Southern Plains style rings are hand chased creating a unique one-of-a-kind design. They look beautiful and make a statement!
Size 7.5, the top of the ring is 2" x 5/8"
Kiowa Calendars record metalwork being worn, exchanged, and made by Kiowas since the late 1700s. The calendars also show the early 19th-century metalworking and trade flourishing.
Native people have always valued adornment. It serves as a highly communicative representation of our beliefs and relays information about ourselves.
I grew up wearing, gifting and receiving Southern Plains-style German silver jewelry. Indeed the first pair of earrings I wore as a baby were Kiowa made.
Southern Plains-style metalwork is deeply complex because of its symbolism and rich history. Visually elegant, jewelry in my culture continues to function to strengthen our relations with others socially and culturally.