This pendant, featuring a parrot and cloud design, is handmade by renowned Hopi silversmith Loren Qumawunu. It was crafted from Sterling Silver using the Overlay technique.
The overlay is often seen among Hopi Jewelry and the Hopi have absolutely mastered this technique. Overlaying silver is quite complicated and includes hand cutting a design into one layer of Silver and then soldering it to a bottom layer of Silver. In Hopi overlay jewelry, the artist with usually add texture to the bottom layer to give the piece depth as can be seen in this beautiful parrot.