NAVAJO SILVER KETOH. Ketohs were originally made of leather and used on the arm to protect against the snap of the bowstring. Today, they are used on special ceremonial occasions as decorations. They evolved as beautiful silver and turqoise pieces and are very expensive to purchase.
Vintage Navajo Silver and Turquoise Ketoh, circa 1940
The huge ornate 3" x 2-1/2" domed silver shield is the entire width of this black leather bowguard that does measure 8-1/2" long with leather tie for adjustability. The shield has a heart of vibrant triple turquoise stones, separated with dual silver beads. | eBay!