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Split Twig Earrings, Small


Some of the most fascinating artifacts found here in the Grand Canyon are split-twig figurines. These figurines date from 2,000 to 4,000 years ago and were found in remote caves. Each one is made from a single twig, often willow, split down the middle, and then carefully folded into animal shapes.

Split-twig figurines have been found in dry caves in the Great Basin and on the Colorado Plateau, and were first recognized in the Grand Canyon in 1933.

Handmade by Jimmy Jensen, member of the Navajo Nation. Made of fine sterling silver wire.

Figurine measures roughly 1" tall x .75" wide

Made in the USA

Jewelry, Native American