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Hopi Bolos 

We are honored to represent the excellent craftsmanship of Hopi Silversmith, Weaver Selina.  Featured here are several of Weaver's magnificent bolo ties.  Each of them carrying his hallmark,  the Rising Sun on the back.

96150096 Hopi Bolo

Hopi Buckles

96170051 Hopi Bolo

This satin finished bolo, measures 1 1/2 by 2 inches, is attached to a 42 inch (handmade tip to handmade tip), 8 ply black cord.  It features a feather with cloud and rain symbols incorporated into the overall design
961-50096                  $525.00

This highly polished piece features designs for cloud migration, rain and prayer feathers.  The main piece measures 1 5/8 by 2 1/8 inches and is attached to a 41 inch (handmade tip to handmade tip), 10 ply black leather cord.  NOTE:  This piece will be featured in our Southwest Traditions ad in an upcoming issue of First American Art Magazine.
961-70051                                      $600.00

96100143 Hopi Bolo

This expertly crafted Hopi bolo features a bear head with a prayer shrine appearing inside of a bear paw.  It has hand made tips, carries a satin finish with the "bolo" measuring 1 1/2 by 2 inches.  The entire piece tip to tip measures 42 inches and is attached by a 4 ply, black leather cord. 
961-00143                       $295.00

bd1600 Hopi Bolo

This lovely bolo was created by our late friend and expert Silversmith, Bernard Dawahoya.  This highly polished piece measures 42 inches from handmade tip to handmade tip with the "pendant" measuring 1 1/2 by 2 1/8 inches.  Bernard's hallmark, Snow Cloud is stamped on the reverse side.  Please click on the Collectors Items link above to see more exquisite bolos for sale. NOTE:  This piece is featured in the Southwest Traditions ad in the Summer 2017 issue of the National Museum of the American Indian Magazine.
bd1600                 $685.00

96100181s

A bold bear paw is the central figure on this belt buckle by Hopi Silversmith, Anderson Koinva.  It is highly polished, measures 2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Anderson's hallmark, the Sun's Forehead with a Snake is stamped on the reverse side.
961-00181                                                        $400.00

This lovely satin-finished buckle from Trinidad Lucas features a butterfly surrounded by flowers, water symbols, clouds and tobacco leaves...symbols for the continuation of life.  This buckle measures 3 inches long by 2 inches tapering down to 1 1/2 inches wide.  It will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Trini's hallmark TLd inside a bear, her clan symbol is stamped on the reverse side.  The texturing in the blackened areas give the impression of movement across this piece.
961-40165                                                         $500.00

96140165
96150093 Hopi Buckle

Eagles are revered at Hopi because they fly close to Tawa, the Sun and Father and are able to carry the prayers of the people to him on their feathers.  Honored here, on this stunning Eagle buckle created by Silversmith, Ramon Dalangyawma, it measures 2 by 3 3/8 by 1/16 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Because Ramon uses heavy gauge silver, it is worth mentioning that the buckle is 1/8 of an inch thick and weighs 3.8 ounces.  Ramon's last name is his hallmark and is stamped on the reverse side.
961-50093                                         $590.00

A night scene where the powerful bison is featured.  At its heart, a storm cloud, with rain, cloud and lightning symbols surrounding it.  Although highly polished, Silversmith, Trinidad Lucas has etched the back of the bison giving the impression of fur.  The buckle measures 2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Silversmith, Trinidad Lucas created this piece and has her TLd hallmark inside of a bear, stamped on the reverse side.
961-40168                                                            $500.00

96140168 Hopi Buckle
96130323 Hopi Buckle

Kwahu, the Eagle Katsina is featured on this beautiful, highly polished belt buckle by Silversmith, Eddison Wadsworth Soohafyah.  Usually appearing in night ceremonies in March, this figure will move and cry in a most realistic manner.  At the end of the dance, the people give him corn meal and pray to him that more eaglets will be born, so their feathers may be gathered and used in the making of prayer feathers for everyone carrying the prayers for health and prosperity.  This piece measures 2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Eddison's, Lakon Rain hallmark is stamped on the reverse side.
961-30322                                                                   $500.00

96120041 Hopi Buckle
96160046 Hopi Buckle

Marcus Coochwikvia is the creator of this highly polished Hopi belt buckle featuring bear with prayer feathers and storm symbols surrounding it.  The cutting is laser-like as we have come to expect from this wonderful silversmith.  It measures 1 3/4 by 2 1/4 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 inch belt.  Marcus' initials are etched on the reverse side.
961-20041                               $475.00

Badger is honored on this satin-finished buckle by Hopi Silversmith, Weaver Selina.  In the pad is a prayer shrine and at each corner are friendship marks....friendship with aggressive Badger?  Badger is a very powerful healer and is the symbol for the EMT's at Hopi.  Definitely connected with caring for people!  This piece measures 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/4 inch belt.  Weaver's Rising Sun hallmark is stamped on the reverse side.
961-60046                                                $300.00

This expertly (and intricately) crafted, highly polished buckle was created by Silversmith, Ray Kyasyousie.  It measures 2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch buckle.  Here is a description of the design, as told to us by Dorothy Poleyma-Kyasyousie. "The buckle Ray made is, of couse, Tawa-ee-Tana (Sun, our Father) shining over his wonderful creations of rabbits, butterflies, humming birds, lizard and spider among the flowers, reminding us how magnificent his works are.  Sometimes we have to get back into nature to see how beautiful this world is."    What more can be said?
961-30277                                                                                                     $600.00

96130277 Hopi Buckle
96140158 Hopi Buckle

A bear paw with a bear inside the pad is the main feature of this highly polished buckle by Silversmith, Trinidad Lucas.  Bear is a great healer at Hopi and the Bear Clan (Trini Lucas' clan) are the leaders.  A cloud with a bolt of lightning is also part of the design.  It measures  2 inches tapering down to 1 5/8 inches top to bottom by 3 inches wide and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Trini's TLd hallmark inside of a Bear is stamped on the reverse side.
961-40158                                                  $500.00

This highly polished buckle with a large piece of Morenci turquoise features some of the petroglyphs found in Sedona, AZ and comes to us from Silversmith, Duane Tawahongva.  The piece measures 2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Duane's initials, used as his hallmark appear on the reverse side.
961-40141                                                                 $550.00

96140141 Hopi Buckle
96130322 Hopi Buckle

Palakwayo, the Red-tailed Hawk katsina is one of the chief katsinas of Second Mesa, especially during initiation ceremonies.  Palakwayo is featured here in a village scene on this highly polished Hopi buckle by Silversmith, Eddison Wadsworth Soohafyah.  It measures 2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Eddison's hallmark, Lakon Cloud symbol, which refers to the basket dance, is stamped on the reverse side.
961-30323                                                      $500.00

A striking Hopi belt buckle, highly polished and expertly crafted by Silversmith, Anderson Koinva.  Covered in prayer feathers, this buckle measures 2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Anderson's name is stamped on the reverse side.
961-00182                                            $400.00

96100182s
96120187 Hopi Buckle

Storm clouds, rain, lightning and corn surround a lovely piece of Morenci turquoise on this highly polished Hopi buckle by Silversmith, Weaver Selina.  It measures 2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Weaver's hallmark, the Sun's Forehead, otherwise known as the rising sun is stamped on the reverse side.  Beautifully and expertly crafted!
961-20187                                                                     $500.00

Howling wolves in the desert are featured here on this highly polished buckle that measures 1 7/8 by 3 1/2 by 1/8 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 3/8 inch belt.  Expertly crafted by Silversmith, Ramon Dalangyawma, who uses heavy gauge silver in his work, it is noteworthy that the piece is 1/8 of an inch thick and weighs 3.5 ounces.
961-50094                                                                 $530.00

96150094 Hopi Buckle
96110157s

Bison stands serenely beneath a lightning storm, no doubt safe with the prayer feathers around his neck.  Other symbols on this piece are corn, dragonfly, the world with its four directions and four races of people and a tadpole.  Much needed rain is certain to come!  This satin finished Hopi buckle measures 2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 3/8 inch belt.  Beautifully crafted by Silversmith, Duane Tawahongva and carries his initials on the reverse side.
961-10157                                                          $400.00

In addition to the Bear Clan being the leaders of the Hopi, Bear is also considered one of the great healers in their medicine.  Silversmith, Trinidad Lucas, a member of the Bear Clan, created this satin finished buckle featuring a Medicine Bear surrounded by weather symbols, important for healing the earth, which is also indicated with a cross for the four directions.  It measures 2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Trini's hallmark is a stylized version of her initials TLd inside of a bear and is stamped on the reverse side.
961-40065                                                                 $500.00

96140065 Hopi Buckle
96100038 96100125 Hopi Buckle

This satin finished buckle with etching on the rays of Tawa Sun Face, comes to us from Trinidad Lucas.  Next to Tawa is a lovely prayer shrine very similar to those often seen at Hopi.  It measures 1 1/2 by 2 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 inch belt.  Trini's hallmark TLd inside of a bear, appears on the reverse side.
961-00038                                              $250.00

This highly polished buckle by Anderson Koinva features an arrow passing through deer hooves.  It measures 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 inch belt.  Anderson's hallmark, the Sun's Forehead with a Snake is stamped on the reverse side.
961-00125                                              $300.00

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