This is a heavy, solid sterling silver, "Yei" spoon that was handmade by the remarkably talented Navajo artist Don Platero.
We've had this spoon in our personal collection for several years but since our collection had gotten a bit too large we've decided to sell a few pieces including this very collectible spoon.
The spoon measures 7+1/4" long and it weighs 43 grams.
The back of the spoon has Don's hallmark, it's stamped sterling and it has the name Katherine engraved into the silver.
Don made this spoon to feature the "Yei" figure at the top.
“Yei” is the Navajo name for the supernatural beings who are thought to bring their healing power to Navajo medicinal ceremonies still performed today.
So, for those of you who collect spoons, this "Yei" spoon will certainly make a great addition to your collection.
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