Colorful messenger. Navajo artist Herbert Ration continues his creative Insect Pin series with this long legged Fly composed of stamped sterling silver wings with a turquoise body and coral head, eyes and feet. Can also be worn as a pendant. Measures 2" long by 2" wide. In the Southwest, many native tribes honor the fly as a messenger, being the first to bring fire to the people.
Navajo artist and silversmith Herbert Ration creates both traditional and contemporary designs including his distinctive and colorful kachina necklaces and bug pins. Originally from Crownpoint, NM, Ration has been designing for over 40 years, learning his craft from his grandfather, Jimmy Ration. Herbert's designs are expressive in their use of colorful stones and sterling stamp work, adding personality to his works.