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96140087 Hopi Buckle

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

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

96130322 Hopi Buckle
96120041 Hopi Buckle
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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

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

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96140089 Hopi Buckle

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 ancient times, the Road Runner Clan members of the Hopi were known for their swiftness, as they carried communications on foot to all of the different native peoples of the Southwest.  In their honor, Silversmith, Weaver Selina has created this satin finished buckle, measuring 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches and accommodating up to a 1 inch belt.  Weaver's Rising Sun hallmark appears on the reverse side.
961-40089                                                 SOLD 

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
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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96100187s

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 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

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
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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

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

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

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

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96130295 Hopi Buckle

This very beautiful, highly polished Hopi dress belt buckle has so much going on, that we had to ask the Silversmith, Dorothy Poleyma-Kyasyousie to tell us the story behind it.  It measures 1 1/2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/4 inch belt.  Dorothy's hallmark, DP appears on the back.

"The Badger/Butterfly buckle shows their contribution and their abilities brought to Oraibi, as each clan was expected to bring something that would help further the well being of the village and its people.  The altar in the middle represents the Po-wa-muy and the Neman-tikive ceremonies that evoke the Kachina Spirits.  The medicinal flowers and plants that surround them denotes their healing ability, spiritual and physical.  The Badger hand also signifies healing as well as the ability to multiply food (when preparing food a woman uses her left hand to add the first ingredient to ensure that there will be enough food to feed everyone) as well as fertility, to ensure the future generations of Hopi.  Tawa-ee-dana (Sun, our Father) has led them to their destination providing protection (signified by the two eagle feathers on each side of him) and guidance since their emergence from the si-pa-pu (the entrance from the last world to this world located somewhere in the Grand Canyon) and meeting Masau (the Holy Ghost) who instructed them and provided them tools to survive the long migration where he would meet them again to forever dwell in their chosen land."

It is also worth noting that Badger is the symbol used by the E.M.T. workers at Hopi!
961-30295                                                                                                                          $480.00

This satin-finished belt buckle by Trinidad Lucas honors eagles and their ability to fly to great heights, thus carrying the prayers of the Hopi to the heavens.  This piece measures 2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1 /2 inch belt.  Trini has etched the heads of the eagles for added texture.  Her hallmark TLd inside of a Bear, her clan symbol is stamped on the reverse side.
961-40066                                                   $500.00

96140066 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.  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

Trinidad Lucas is an incredible artist in addition to being a fine silversmith as is evidenced by this  beautiful satin-finished belt buckle.  A swimming turtle with a storm cloud design on its back is featured and surrounded by more cloud, raindrops and water symbols.  Trini has etched the neck of the turtle and the clouds in the corner for added texture and stamped her TLd, inside of a Bear hallmark on the reverse side.  The piece measures 2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Truly a one-of-a-kind work of art!
961-40064                                                                          $500.00

96140064 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

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96140062

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.
961-40062                                                         $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

Hopi Bolos 

96140000 Hopi Bolo

Angak-chin, the Long Hair Katsina is featured on this wonderful bolo by Silversmith, Gerald Lomaventema.  The outer edge of the piece and the handmade tips are highly polished.  Notice Gerald's design work in the blackened area.   The face of the Long Hair is three dimensional and inlaid with Kingman turquoise, Acoma jet, coral, sugilite, lapis and shell.  Tiny silver feathers, which emulate the larger feather on the front of the piece, surround the coral parrot feather at the top.  The "pendant" measures 1 1/2 by 3 inches and the bolo cord is 40 inches handmade tip to handmade tip.  Gerald's hallmark, Bear Paw is etched on the reverse side.
961-40000                                                                 SOLD

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

96100143 Hopi Bolo

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