Cast silver with turquoise on a leather band
Bequest of Virginia Doneghy
- Navajo Indian archers wore wrist guards called ketohs (GAY-toe) to protect their forearms from the snap of their bowstrings.
Navajo silversmiths adapted the ketoh form into decorative jewelry.
- The Navajo creation story describes the adventure of the earliest beings as they moved through four distinct worlds.
- The design on this ketoh emphasizes the Navajo values of order, harmony, and simplicity. It also evokes the topography of the
Navajo creation story.