Hopi Overlay Man in the Maze Cuff Bracelet by Ben Mansfield

Product Description

A broad Sterling Silver cuff Bracelet by artist Ben Mansfield demonstrates the use of Hopi Overlay to create an incredibly detailed piece with a deeper significance.

Hopi Overlay is a traditional jewelry making technique which involves two layers of Sterling Silver, the upper of which is carefully cut into to create a pattern or illustration. On this Bracelet, Mansfield focuses on the image of the Man in the Maze and Tortoise symbol

The Man in the Maze image is compelling, in its almost psychedelic, circular maze finished with a minute figurine at its top. To either side of the maze is a traditional Navajo Tortoise Symbol. Together, the Man in the Maze and Tortoise make a statement about human life on Earth; not everything can be figured out and it takes time to find ones way.

Both the Man in the Maze and Tortoise symbols are encased in a border of sorts. This adds extra detail to the Bracelet and an eye catching fullness and richness in totality.

This Bold, Creative Bracelet is perfect for a wearer who wants their jewelry to be more than simply attractive. Mansfield successfully injects Navajo folklore into this piece as well as an outstanding display of the sought after Overlay style.


Item Number:
B170
Artist:
Ben Mansfield
Dimensions:
5 3/4" End to End with 1" Opening (6 3/4" Total Circumference)
Size:
Large (Men's Small)
Tribe:
Hopi
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Benjamin Mansfield, son of Vernon Mansfield, is of the Strap Clan who hail from the Shungopavi Village. He learned silversmithing at a young age and has been producing Hopi design since 1983. Mansfield’s signature design is clean overlay, with the upper layer polished to a high shine. The Tawa (Sunface) is one of his favored designs and his hallmark is a distinctive Antelope Head.

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Size

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Bracelet
Circumference

X-Small 4 1/2" - 5" 4 3/4" - 5 1/4"
Small 5 1/8" - 5 1/2" 5 3/8" - 5 3/4"
Medium 5 5/8" - 6"  5 7/8" - 6 1/4"
Large (Men's Small) 6 1/8" - 6 1/2" 6 3/8" - 6 3/4"
X-Large (Men's Medium) 6 5/8" - 7" 6 7/8" - 7 1/4"
XX-Large (Men's Large) 7 1/8" - 7 1/2" 7 3/8" - 7 3/4"
XXX-Large (Men's X-Large) 7 5/8" - 8" 7 7/8" - 8 1/4"

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