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Join Date: Dec 2004
Old 14th October 2008, 02:15 PM
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Upstate New York, USA
Another term for the "zig-zag" in the context of Native American jewelry is "rocker-engraving," so named as a short bladed chisel is rocked from corner to corner as it is advanced forward to created the larger design.
Example from an early southwestern or plains bracelet: