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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! Note: Featured in our ad in the latest issue of Native Peoples Magazine.
961-30320                                                                                     $1,500.00

A swimming turtle is featured, along with water elements and the symbol for the four directions on its shell, on this highly polished, extremely artistic, one-of-a-kind buckles by Silversmith, Trinidad Lucas.  This piece measures 2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Trini has etched some areas on the buckle to give added texture to the design.  Her hallmark, TLd inside of a bear, her clan symbol appears on the back.
961-40157                                                                   $500.00

96140157 Hopi Buckle
96150074 Hopi Buckle

Silversmith, Duane Tawahongva has created this highly polished belt buckle featuring the Hopi Maze pattern and a large piece of Lapis and Malachite.  It measures 2 by 3 inches and the handmade findings on the back will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.   Because of the heavy gauge silver used, it is worth noting that the buckle is 1/16 of an inch thick and weighs 2.4 ounces.  Duane's initials are his hallmark and are stamped on the back.
961-50074                                                          $550.00 

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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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

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
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

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
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.  Featured in the Southwest Traditions ad in the Summer edition of American Indian Art Magazine.
961-40158                                                  $500.00

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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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

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96100125 Hopi Buckle

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 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

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

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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 Cloud hallmark is stamped on the reverse side.
961-30322                                                                   $500.00

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
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

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
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

96120041 Hopi Buckle
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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

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 Cloud symbol, which refers to the basket dance, is stamped on the reverse side.
961-30323                                                      $500.00

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
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 Hopi priest sends smoke to the heavens, petitioning Bear, a great healer and the symbol of the leading clan of Hopi with prayers for healthy crops, clouds and water.  This beautiful buckle was designed and created by Hopi Silversmith, Trinidad Lucas.  It is highly polished, etched in places to add texture to the design, measures 2 by 3 inches and will accommodate up to a 1 1/2 inch belt.  Trini's hallmark, TLd inside of a bear, her clan symbol is stamped on the reverse side.
961-40169                                                       $500.00

96140169 Hopi Buckle

Hopi Bolos 

96100143 Hopi Bolo

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

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