The pieces are lightweight and elegant, perfect for everyday or going out. With graceful movement and satin finish, these pieces give the perfect amount of drama to your look.
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.