Early Navajo Fluted Button Earrings in Wrought Sterling Silver

Early Navajo hand wrought silver fluted button earrings. These buttons were made and worn on Navajo clothing in the later 1800s through the mid-1900s. They may have had shanks on the back at one time, I cannot tell. The twisted wire "Rope" was added when they were made into earrings. They were likely screwbacks that were converted to modern pierced earrings.

The buttons measure 3/4" in diameter and 1 1/2" long. Total weight: 7 grams. No hallmarks. Buttons c. 1900.