Oceanica tribal art japanese pottery

Large Bernard Dawahoya signed Hopi necklace, pendant, silver overlay

browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Native American: Pre 1980: Item # 1310949
View Seller Profile
5062 So. 108 St. #192
Omaha, NE 68137 USA

Guest Book
 sold thank you 
sold thank you

Bernard Dawahoya was born in 1935 and was a member of the Snow Clan. His Hopi name was Masaqueva, which means "Wings of the Sun" and was from the Second Mesa village of Shungopavi on the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona. He began silver smithing in 1950 and was taught by his uncles Washington Talayumptewa and Sidney Sekakuku. He went on to teach noted jewelers Jason Takala and Anderson and Berna Koinva, his son-in-law and daughter. Bernard passed away in February of 2010 after a series of illnesses. This is a beautiful pendant complete with a 24" handmade chain. It depicts 3 pots ( 2 seed jars and one olla ) with overlay designs beautifully executed. Signed with the artist's hallmark and the Hopicraft mark. About 3" across and about 2" tall. Excellent condition.