Antique Native American Indian Swastika Spoon Artifact

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  • Item Category: Metals
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 13, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
Antique American Indian Swastika Spoon Artifact

Museum quality Souvenir Native ancient symbol friendship

You are looking at a very old, antique Native American Indian spoon. Decorated with the Native American symbol for "good luck" - the swastika - this fine example of quality crafts making has a raised design on the top of the handle - possible some kind of bug - arrows down the stem and the swastika and other geometric designs on the bowl. This treasure is just 3 ½" long. This piece is old - it, along with other Native artifacts, have been in our family for at least 60 years - probably much, much longer. Some have already gone to museums. Because of its historical heritage, I am including a brief quote about the swastika. "Visitors to New Mexico in the late 19 th century would have been pleased to purchase ,,, silver jewelry decorated with a swastika.... One of the oldest symbols made by humans, the swastika dates back some 6000 years to rock and cave painting..... In 1940, in response to Hitler's regime, the Navaho, Papago, Apache and Hopi people signed a whirling log proclamation. It read, "because the above ornament, which has been a symbol of friendship... has been desecrated by another nation of peoples, tfore it is resolved that hencefore from this date on... our tribes renounce the use of the emblem commonly known today as the swastika." This spoon has no markings. When appraised professionally, he said it was old, authentic Native American and silver. Happy bidding! " WE ARE ONLY ABLE TO ACCEPT PAYPAL OR MONEY ORDERS. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN WORK WITH THESE OPTIONS BEFORE YOU PLACE A BID. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. If you are interested in old Native American spoons or jewelry, I have several other gems coming up for auction later this week!