These hand-stamped heart earrings with fluted concho tops, are an example of traditional Navajo repoussé metal working techniques. In repoussé, the metal is softened and hammered by hand from the reverse side, to create the low-relief pattern on the front side of the piece. Vincent Platero is a Navajo silversmith who is very popular in the Southwest for his intricate repoussé designs.
Navajo silversmiths are renowned for their intricate, detailed stamp work, a style developed over many generations. Stamping is done by hand, and the stamps themselves may be unique to the artist, or handed in a family of silversmiths.
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