J1610 Danny Romero
Four piece ranger set by New Mexico silversmith Danny Romero. The set has a Kokopeli and other spirit symbols. The buckle is 2” x 3 the two keepers are 1/2” x 1 1/8” and the tip is 1 1/2” x 1”. "ROMERO” beside a large sunburst is stamped on the inside.
This set is made for a 1” belt.
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New Mexico artist Danny Romero is of both Yaqui and Spanish heritage. He has been a working silversmith for over 20 years. He was one of five silversmiths invited to the Night of the First Americans at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. His work is in private collections and museums throughout the United States as well as Germany and Japan.
About the artist
New Mexico artist Danny Romero is of both Yaqui and Spanish heritage. Growing up in Douglas, Arizona, he has been working with stone and silver for over 20 years. He has been an active silversmith since 1980.
“I always loved drawing and making art. I was surrounded by relatives who were artists and musicians. I grew up in Douglas, Arizona, 25 miles from the famous Bisbee Turquoise Mine. My dad traded Bisbee turquoise with the Navajo.”
“I got involved in making inlaid portraits when painter John Neito commissioned me to make a portraiture ring of his wife. I then searched through old photographs of Indians for inspiration. My color palette was influenced by painter Paul Pletka, and my interest in Plains Indians was encouraged by Howard Turpin. I thank the people who helped me along the way.” Danny Romero was the first silversmith to literally put painted art into jewelry.
He was one of five silversmiths invited to the Night of the First Americans at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and he has had showings of his jewelry in galleries and museums in many parts of the country as well as in Germany, Japan, and Canada.