Here is a beautiful handmade pendant by Hopi Artist Loren Qumawunu. The ovular shape of the pendant gives it a sleek elegance. The butterfly within the oval pendant, made in the classic Hopi overlay style, is quite breathtaking.
The butterfly is a very strong symbol is Hopi culture and is prevalent in many of their rituals including the famous Hopi Butterly Dance which takes place in the late summer. The butterfly symbol dates back so far, it can be seen on prehistoric Hopi pottery. The power and symbolism of the butterfly runs through many cultures, representing change, evolution, and the impermanence of the physical form.