A Silver Overlay Pendant, by Hopi artist Joe Josytewa. The renowned Hopi craft of overly is expertly executed in this bold pendant. A detailed Hopi Bear, with clear Prayer Bundle and Heartline is the focal point. Above the Bear is a large cloud, bringing the design together and situating the Bear as part of the Earth and the Elements. The piece has a uniform etched background that has been blackened in the traditional Hopi style.
A member of the Hopi Snow Clan who live on the Second Mesa, Joe Josytewa was born into an extended family of silversmiths who specialize in traditional Hopi overlay jewelry. Joe Josytewa signs each of his handcrafted pieces with his name and personal hallmark - a snowflake.
2" tall (including bezzle) - 1 1/2" wide.