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96170104 Hopi Buckle

Silversmith, Roy Talahaftewa calls this magnificent buckle "Hopi Kiva Murals".  In ancient times, Hopi clans migrated to other established Hopi villages, wanting acceptance into this new group.   They would approach the Bear Clan, that is the Hopi leaders and demonstrate the "talents" they could contribute to the good of the People.  Once accepted, they painted the symbols representing their unique gifts onto the walls of the new kiva.  This is Roy's interpretation of the Water Clan Leader and shows the symbols of the gifts of  moisture, rain and good prayers for fertility of all living things.  

96170104 Hopi Buckle back

This completely hand crafted piece measures 3 by 4 3/8 inches and will accommodate a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Roy has etched different parts of the design, giving a three dimensional impression.   Please note the picture of the reverse side of the buckle with the handmade findings as well as Roy's hallmark, the Water Bug.  A one-of-a-kind work of art!
961-70104                                                                  $1,200.00

96120041 Hopi Buckle
96100125 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

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

96140141 Hopi Buckle

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

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
96150094 Hopi Buckle

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

The details on this highly polished buckle by Hopi Silversmith, Eddison Wadsworth Soohafyah are exquisite!  In the center of this piece is Tawa, the Sun Father, surrounded by an Eagle Dancer, a Red Tailed Hawk Dancer, the Long Hair Katsina and a member of the Two-horned Society holding a mature corn plant in one hand and a lightning bolt in the other.  This magnificent work of art measures 3 by 3 1/2 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 3/4 inch belt.  Eddison's hallmark, the Lakon Rain Mark, is etched on the reverse side. 
961-60101                                                                       $900.00

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96170096 Hopi Buckle

A Medicine Bear walks within his very large paw print on this highly polished buckle by Hopi Silversmith, Weaver Selina.  The piece measures 2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Weaver's Rising Sun hallmark is stamped on the reverse side.
961-70096                                                              $500.00

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
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

96160046 Hopi Buckle
96100038

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

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

Medicine Bear and Tawa, the Father Sun are featured on this highly polished buckle by Silversmith, Trinidad Lucas.   Bear  is a great healer in the Hopi culture.  Surrounded by prayer feathers and blessed by the Sun, it is a certainty that the requests for healing have been heard!  This piece accommodates up to a 1 1/2 inch belt, is 2 inches tapering down to 1 1/2 inches by 3 inches.  Trini is a member of the Bear Clan, thus her hallmark TLd is inside of a bear and appears on the reverse side.
96-140159                                                        $500.00

96140159 Hopi Buckle
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

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
96150095 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 the Fall issue of First American Art Magazine.
961-70051                                      $600.00

This classic styled bolo features a wave pattern, measures 42 inches long(handmade tip to handmade tip).  The satin-finished "pendant" measure 1 1/2 by 2 inches and is suspended on an 8 ply black cord.
961-50095  Wave Pattern                                            $525.00

96170051 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

bd1600 Hopi Bolo

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