"Collecting Jewelry" showcases 160 pieces of jewelry made between 1880-1930 that Dr. Mera gathered. These pieces were made with rudimentary tools and without available references for style and technique. The amazing pieces created form the basis of Navajo silversmithing and inspired the generations that followed.
Thank you to the Friends of Indian Art for their generous support of this program.
Photo credit: Silver bracelet with stamping and oval turquoise setting. Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Courtesy of John and Linda Comstock and the Abigail Van Vleck Charitable Trust.