Perry Shorty Dragonfly Brooch of Silver and Turquoise
Perry Shorty, one of the most sought-after living Navajo jewelers, created this superb dragonfly pin. In an ever graceful depiction of the airy creature, two sets of heavily stamped silver repousse wings flutter around a natural turquoise head and body.
For Navajo people, the dragonfly represents water, a critical component of life in the arid American Southwest. Perry Shorty's portrayal of this meaningful symbol is reverent and exceptional. That's why it is one of the pieces that remained in Martha Struever's private collection from the date she acquired it in the year 2000 until her passing in 2017.
This exceptional dragonfly brooch measures 3" x 2" and is just waiting for its next person. It's signed by Perry on the reverse.