Up for sale is a .800 Silver and Stone ‘Rainbow Man’ Brooch. This .008 Silver is inlaid in mosaic style with green and blue turquoise, jet, agate, onyx marble, abalone and white mother of pearl shell. Brooch dimensions are approximately 80x30mm. This style of intricately cut and constructed stone inlay mosaic on silver is generally considered characteristic of Zuni Native American Indian jewelry making techniques. Brooch is in fair/as-is vintage condition – 2 abalone pieces are missing from skirt of rainbow man figure. Inventory: 15193
The “Rainbow Man” symbol came into common use in Southwestern American jewelry during the 1970s, when it was embraced and popularized by various environmental groups, most notably Greenpeace (who named a ship ‘Rainbow Warrior’, a reference to the legend they associate with this symbol).