Born in 1955, Bennie Ration has been smithing silver since age eleven. His specialty is three-dimensional figures, often including hand-fabricated holloware kachinas made into pins, pendants and necklaces and shadowbox pendants with cut-outs. He is particularly adept in "saw and file work" which he often uses to sculpt the edges of his pendants.
This necklace is a multi-piece combination of Bennie's hand-fabricated kachina figures set with superior-colored natural Kingman turquoise. Note that the main pendant can be detached from the necklace to be worn as a pin or strung on a chain to wear as a solo piece. The smaller pendants can also be detached and reconfigured for wearing alone or both small pendants as part of a necklace without the large pendant.
Hallmarked BENNIE RATION under a set of eagle talons and stamped Sterling on back of each kachina.
Large kachina pendant: 2 5/8" x 1 9/16"; stone 1 1/4" x 15/16"
Smaller pendants: left 1 5/8" x 1", stone 1" x 5/8"; right 1 5/82" x 1", stone 1" x 5/8"
Length: 20" + Pendant