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Sidney Sekakuku

Specializing in Hopi Jewelry

Specializing in Hopi Indian Jewelry, Hopi Jewelry, Hopi silver, Hopi silver jewelry & Hopi silver overlay jewelry

toll free #:         877-894-4038
international #: 970-586-4529

Sidney 070608

It is with great sadness that we must report the death of a friend Sidney Sekakuku, Jr.  Sydney died in March 2013 of cancer.

Sidney was another of the very accomplished silversmiths from the Second Mesa village of Shungopavi.  The quality of his work attests to the more than 30 years he had been practicing his craft.  As you might be able to discern from the photo on the left, taken at the Museum of Northern Arizona in July, 2008, and from the photo below in 2011, Sidney was a character and had a great sense of humor.

Sydney 2011 sm

His humor can be seen in his jewelry.......on a bet, he made a pair of dangle earrings in the shape of flip-flops.  As it turns out, the design was very popular and could occasionally be seen on the Earring page of our catalog.

Sidney attended the University of Colorado, was a member of the Strap clan and used his signature in script as his hallmark.

Sydney will be missed!

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