Knifewing Sky Being Button 1-1/16" Metal Shank Back #SW-92
Slight dome shape, warm golden-silver color, concho button probably from New Mexico decades ago. This button is in perfect, unused condition. The finish and design is very consistent from button to button; soft satin shine, rosy silver tone, light weight. The metal tone is the same on the whole button, not darker on the edges; that's just the curve catching the light in the photo. They are 1-1/16" in diameter and almost 1/4" thick with the shank. Shank loop is about 3mm.
Knifewing is said to be the ultimate warrior spirit of the Zuni people. He is half man, half eagle, with knife-sharp feathers made of flint. Mountain lions are his warriors and one of his weapons is lightning.