Elvira Bill is the daughter of Emerson Bill and Nora Tahe Bill. She is also the sister of Jerald Tahe. Like Jerald, she learned to smith silver from her parents and makes bracelets in the same style as her parents. Some of her bracelets are made from a single thickness of sheet silver and stamped very deeply, while others are made from two layers of sheet silver and the design is cut out of the overlayer which is soldered to the foundational layer of silver.
This wide, uniform-width cuff is decorated with repoussée design motifs. An oxidizing agent was used to make the deep stampwork and nooks and crannies of the "bumped up" designs contrast nicely with the shiny silver. This is classic traditional Navajo silverwork.
Hallmarked Elvira Bill and stamped STERLING inside.
Width: 1 7/8"
Terminal to terminal: 4 3/4"
Gap: 1 1/8"
Total inside circumference (including gap): 5 7/8"
Weight: 62 grams