MeShe brings a limited edition turquoise canteen necklace. Featuring a hand bezel set turquoise in a navajo inspired design. This Canteen is completely hand fabricated from sterling silver. Each part is built separately from flat sterling silver sheet, hand stamped, textured, and domed for a 3 dimensional look. The spout at the top has a hand fabricated cap with chain so you never loose the top. The top can be closed completely by simply turning for a tight fit. The back of the design is stamped as well with small openings to let air come through the vessel. A turquoise cabochon is hand bezel set in the center. Hand polished to a mirror high shine, and strung on a thick rolo chain. You choose your chain length upon checkout. Shown in photo is 18".
Tobacco canteens were created around 1890's-1920's during wars by the Navajo to bring small amounts of tobacco on their journeys. 20% of this sale will be donated to The Red Hawk Native American Council. A program that hosts the four of the largest Native American Heritage Celebrations in the Northeast. The council hosts workshops, festivals, and theater presentations, and educational programs. Addressing stereotypes and fostering an awareness of Native cultures from a historical standpoint.