Hallmarked US Navajo 1 Cuff
This hallmarked cuff was crafted between 1938 and 1942 under the U.S. Government’s Indian Arts and Crafts Board’s (IACB) program. This ensured that only the highest-quality handmade Indian silver jewelry would be sold by IACB-approved trading posts. The program was directed by Navajo silversmith and instructor, Ambrose Roanhorse. He hand made all the various “U.S. NAVAJO 1” stamps and personally visited the various posts to inspect, approve and stamp the finished pieces of jewelry if they were up to standard. The numbers corresponds to each registered company.
Width at center almost 7/8″
Inside measures -terminal to terminal 5 3/4
Materials- silver & Blue Gem turquoise
Weight 60 grams
Hallmark US Navajo-1 registered to Ilfeldt Trading Company of Gallup, New Mexico
Interestingly CG Wallace began working for Ilfeldts Zuni trading 1919.