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96140107 Hopi Buckle

We are often asked whether we carry "ranger sets" and the answer is usually "no" because the Hopi do not make them very often.  Therefore, we are delighted to offer this gorgeous set by Silversmith, Eddison Wadsworth Soohafyah.  Designs include a wave pattern, a sunburst and the Flute Priest surrounded by lightning and prayer feathers.  The buckle measures approximately 1 3/4 by 2 inches.  Most belts used with ranger sets,  become narrow to accommodate the attachments, which in this case measures 3/4 of an inch.  Eddison's Lakon Rain hallmark appears on the reverse side.  Excellent craftsmanship!
961-40107                                                                                    $700.00

This expertly crafted, oval, satin-finished buckle was created by Hopi Silversmith, Weaver Selina.  It features a standing bear with prayer feathers on its body within the pad of a bear paw.  At Hopi, the Bear Clan members are the leaders, who give all direction to the tribe.  It measures 2 1/4 by 2 7/8 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Weaver's Rising Sun hallmark appears on the reverse side.
961-40087                                                            $450.00

96140087 Hopi Buckle
96140156 Hopi Buckle

This highly polished, beautifully crafted Hopi buckle was designed by Silversmith, Trinidad Lucas.  Two flying eagles are represented with designs for clouds and rain on their wings.  It is believed that the feathers of these great birds carry the prayers of the people to the heavens.  This piece measures 2 inches tapering down to 1 1/2 inches long by 3 inches wide and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Trini has etched some of the wing and head feathers for texture.  Her hallmark, TLd inside of a bear is stamped on the reverse side.  A gorgeous piece!
961-40156                                              $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
96140088 Hopi Buckle

This lovely satin-finished buckle by Silversmith, Weaver Selina features a parrot with prayer feather, clouds and rain symbols on its body and wings.  One legend says that parrot brought color into the world and was also a "watch dog" at one time for the people.  One night there was a great fire, which engulfed the area in smoke.  Parrot sounded the alarm that saved the people from certain death.  When the smoke cleared that the parrots, covered in ash were now black in color, thus the birth of the blackbird.  This buckle measures 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 inch belt.  Weaver's Rising Sun hallmark is stamped on the reverse side.
961-40088                                                             $300.00

96100187s

This highly polished Hopi buckle with a wave pattern measures 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 inch belt.   Beautifully crafted by Silversmith, Anderson Koinva, whose Sun's Forehead and Snake hallmark appears on the reverse side.
961-00187                                                   $300.00

Tawa, the Sun and Father to the Hopi is featured on this satin-finished buckle by Silversmith, Trinidad Lucas.  An Eagle wings its way toward the Sun, carrying the prayers of the people, which usually include the desire for rain.  In the lower left-hand corner is a stylized feather, a cloud and raindrop.  This piece measures 2 by 3 1/8 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Trini has etched the rays of the sun and the feathers of the eagle and added a cast wave to the end of buckle.  Her hallmark TLd inside of a bear, her clan symbol is stamped on the reverse side.
96130274                                                                                                          $450.00

96130274 Hopi Buckle
96130320 Hopi Buckle

This beautiful silver and 14 karat gold overlay Hopi buckle was expertly crafted by Silversmith, Watson Honanie.  It features a pair of elk in a mountain setting with Tawa, Father to all the Hopis watching over them.  It is highly polished, measures 2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Watson has etched the branches of the trees and the mane of the bull elk giving texture to the overall design.  His hallmark, a hand with friendship marks in the palm is stamped on the reverse side.  Magnificent!
961-30320                                                                                     $1,500.00

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

96120187 Hopi Buckle
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96100185s

A lovely dress belt buckle honoring Bear, a powerful healer in the Hopi culture.  There are prayer feathers coming from the neck of the bear, also acting as a heart-line.  Artistically created by Trinidad Lucas, who is a member of the Bear clan.  It carries a satin-finish, measures 1 1/2 by 2 inches and will accommodate a 1 inch belt.
961-00036                                                       $250.00

This highly polished Hopi buckle features an adult and baby quail running for shelter from the rain storm.  It measures 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 inch belt.  Beautifully crafted by Silversmith, Anderson Koinva.   Anderson's hallmark, the Sun's Forehead and a Snake appears on the reverse side.
961-00185                                          $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
96140155 Hopi Buckle

An Eagle Dancer dances in the village square, while the spirit of Eagle looks on, surrounded by prayer feathers on this wonderful buckle by Silversmith, Berra  Tawahongva.  The piece is highly polished, with etching to give texture to some of the figures, measures 2 by 2 1/2 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/8 inch belt.  Berra stamped a BT on the reverse side instead of using his traditional Masau hallmark.
961-40155                                                         SOLD

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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

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

A bugling elk stands amidst several yucca plants during a violent electric storm on this mirror-finished Hopi belt buckle by Silversmith, Ramon Dalangyawma.  Measuring 2 by 3 1/4, it will accommodate up to a 1 5/8 inch belt.  Expertly crafted from the heaviest gauge silver we have seen,  this magnificent buckle carries Ramon's last name  proudly stamped on the back.
961-10252                                   $485.00

96110252s
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.  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

This highly polished buckle features Tawa, the Sun Deity surrounding by a feather, path of life, clouds and rain designs.  It measures 2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Beautifully crafted by Silversmith, Trinidad Lucas and carries her hallmark, TLd inside of a bear, her clan symbol.
960-80253                                                       $300.00

96080253 Hopi Buckle
96120184 Hopi Buckle

A bull elk stands in the mountains and bugles to display his dominance on this highly polished buckle by Silversmith, Weaver Selina.  It measures 2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Prayer feathers, clouds and watering hole designs appear on the body.  Weaver's hallmark, the Sun's Forehead, his clan symbol, otherwise known as the rising sun appears on the back.
961-20184                                                                                                   $400.00

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
96120208 Hopi Buckle

A bold bear paw with warrior marks in the pad appears on this highly polished Hopi belt buckle by Anderson Koinva.  It measures 2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.   Anderson's craftsmanship is very fine, down to the detail in the matting.  His hallmark, the Sun's Forehead with a Snake is stamped on the reverse side.
961-20208                                                          $400.00

96120041 Hopi Buckle
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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

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

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 Rain symbol is stamped on the reverse side.
961-30323                                                      $500.00

Silversmith Trinidad Lucas has provided us with this satin-finished buckle featuring Tawa-ee-dana, Father Sun surrounded by water waves and corn with prayer feathers on the top of each ear.  It measures 2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/4 inch belt.  Trini's hallmark, TLd inside of a Bear, her clan symbol is stamped on the reverse side.
961-30272                                                                    $450.00

96130272 Hopi Buckle

Hopi Bolos 

96140154 Hopi Bolo

This gorgeous bolo featuring a corn stalk (a source of life for the Hopi) and a large piece of Kingman turquoise was created by Silversmith, Ramon Dalangyawma and was also a second place award winner at the 2014 Tuhisma Show at Hopi.  It measures 2 by 4 inches, is suspended from an 8 ply, dark brown bolo cord, which measures 46 inches from handmade tip to handmade tip.  Ramon's hallmark is his last name, proudly stamped on the reverse side.  An exquisite piece!
961-40154                                                                            SOLD
Note:  Awarded Ribbon will ship with the piece

This expertly crafted Hopi bolo was designed by Silversmith, Weaver Selina.  It 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.  Weaver's hallmark, the Rising Sun otherswise known as the Sun's Forehead is stamped on the reverse side.
961-00143                       $295.00

96140153 Hopi Bolo

A Bear Paw is featured on this highly polished bolo by Silversmith, Ramon Dalangyawma.  With a piece of Kingman turquoise in the pad, the "bolo" measures roughly 2 by 3 inches and is attached to a dark brown 8 ply leather cord.  From handmade tip to handmade tip, the entire piece measures 46 inches.  Ramon's last name is stamped on the reverse side.  Beautifully done!
961-40153                                              $795.00

96100143 Hopi Bolo

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