Hopi Sterling Silver Overlay Turquoise Bracelet Ketoh Bow Guard

  • Tribe: Hopi
  • Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition with no damage to turquoise, silver, or leather.
  • Size: Front: 3-1/2" x 2-1/2"; Leather: 10" x 5"
  • Artisan: EMORY and WAYNE SEKAQUAPTEWA
  • Materials: Natural Blue Turquoise and Sterling Silver
  • Item Weight: 170 Grams / over 6 Ounces
  • Hallmark: "HC" conjoined (The early Hopi Crafts mark)
$1,200.00

Details

Wayne (1923-1979) and Emory (1928-2007) were brothers who established Hopi Enterprise, which later became Hopicrafts Guild. Together they trained a number of jewelers who worked under one roof, developing new methods of jewelry production. The Hopicrafts symbol represented the hallmark for either brother. Once their trainees were sufficiently skilled, Wayne and Emory added their last name stamped to differentiate their efforts from other members of their team of jewelers.