Eddie Beyuka (1920-2002) is best known for his bolo ties and standing figures of Katsinas and dancers executed in channel inlay with a variety of materials—generally turquoise, mother of pearl, jet, coral, and others—skillfully integrated in his famous creations. Beyuka was featured in the "Jewels of the Southwest" exhibit at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Santa Fe, in 2002. His work is in the collection of the Peabody Museum, Harvard University, and in the collections of a number of private individuals.
This bow guard, or Ketoh, is a very unique piece from Ed, and we've only seen one like it. This would likely have been one of Ed's personal pieces that he made for himself and was probably in pawn at the time of his passing.
Constructed with interwoven sterling silver and set with three large natural turquoise stones. The leather strap will fit a wide variety of larger wrists and closes with velcro.
Size: Ketoh is 5" x 3 1/4".