3: PERSONAL ARTIFACTS
Nomenclature Classification Term
A Navajo leather ketoh (wrist guard) with stamped silver piece and turquoise inlay.
21 cm L
10 cm W
4 cm D
Leather, Metal (silver), Stone (turquoise)
The ketoh (wrist guard) was cut, glued, laced, hammered, soldered, and cast.
Inlay (turquoise), Dyed, Stamped
The ketoh is in an overall good condition with some issues. There is tarnish throughout the silver and the inner tan leather rectangle has almost completely separated from other leather (glue disintegrated?).
2022 Cat: Ellie Harrison
2022 Cat: This wrist guard is also called a "bowguard", "gatoh" or "ketoh." According to Tanner, the ketoh has not been commercialized and individuals make the pieces for themselves or others in their community (pg 133, Tanner).
Cataloging: Consulted References
Southwest Indian Craft Arts by Clara Lee Tanner (pg 132-133)