Hopi Overlay Bear Paw Buckle by Floyd Lomakuyvaya

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This Sterling Silver Hopi Belt Buckle, features a double Bear Paw design, Waterwaves, and Prayer Feathers. It is a prime example of the Hopi Overlay technique of Silversmithing.

The symmetry of this piece is very typical of the Hopi style. The bear paws representing earthly strength, while the feathers represent flight and closeness to the creator, are brought together by the life-sustaining water.

Artist Floyd Lomakuyvaya has been making Jewelry since 1973. Not only is he highly regarded for his silversmithing but also for his humanitarian work.


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Floyd Lomakuyvaya
2 1/8" H X 3" W
$ 480
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A Hopi Silversmith, Floyd Lomakuyvaya is held in high regard for his signature overlay style. Lomakuyvaya has been making jewelry since 1973, he is a member of the Strap Clan and his hallmark is an Antelope rattle. Lomakuyvaya is also well known for his involvement in the Barbara Chester Award, which is granted annually to an individual or group who has made an exceptional stand against torture. Floyd Lomakuyvaya handcrafted the award which is bestowed to the benefactor- a handcrafted silver eagle feather sculpture featuring Hopi symbolism for healing and qa tutsawinvu – “freedom from fear of intimidation from any source.”

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