A wonderful, large sterling pin with precise chiseling and stamping signed UITA 22. The United Indian Traders Association was founded in 1931 by a group of southwestern trading post owners and operators. The main purpose of the Association was to protect and promote the sale of genuine Indian hand-made arts and crafts. Numbers were assigned to identify the posts and UITA 22 belongs to the Dean Kirk Trading Post, Manuelito, NM. This pin measures 2 1/2" diameter, weighs a solid 47 grams and is in fine original condition. On the reverse,there is a bail in the center of the pin so a chain could be threaded through and also used as a pendant. Signed as shown. A great looking piece.