- Fabulous Vidal Aragon Santo Domingo Sterling Silver Overlay Bracelet. Very detailed, with juxtaposed upper and lower trim pattern.
- Vidal was born in 1923 and died in 2015.
- He obtained international recognition for his silver and overlay designs.
- Overlay pieces start when a sheet of silver which is hand cut and then soldered to a textured oxidized underlayer to highlight the cut work.
- Vidal’s jewelry typically represents animals and pueblo life.
- Vidal Aragon learned the overlay technique in the 1930s when he was a student at the Santa Fe Indian School.
- Vidal lived in Scottsdale, Arizona for a short time, where he honed his skills as a shop smith.
- By the early 1940s, Vidal was associated with such silversmiths as Ambrose Roanhorse and Tom Burnsides for their designs.
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Vidal Aragon, Santo Domingo Pueblo Silversmith
VA + Bear Paw