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The Wampum shell in this large men's cuff bracelet is cut to perfection and placed in a very heavy Sterling Silver cuff. The individual Wampum pieces are alternately placed to create this perfectly balanced, mesmerizing and unique pattern.
This handmade one-of-a-kind large Wampum cuff is the result of a collaboration between Cherokee Silversmith General B. Grant and General's grandson and Lakota artist Dustin C. Mesteth,
It is manufactured in Cherokee North Carolina with very heavy 12 gauge Sterling Silver. General Grant added a special twist by stamping the word 'ᏣᎳᎩ' on the Silver edge. These are characters from the Cherokee Syllabary, which means that every character stands for a whole syllable and is not just a letter like in the English alphabet. 'ᏣᎳᎩ' is pronounced 'Tsa-La-Gi'" which is the Cherokee word for 'Cherokee". The Cherokee are the only Native American tribe with their own written language. The syllabary was invented by Sequoyah in the early 1800's. If you want to know more CLICK HERE
The size of the cuff is 6.5, which means that the silver plate used for this bracelet is 6.5 Inch long; The width is 2 inch. it will fit a large wrist.