Vintage Hopi Bracelet Turquoise Lapis Coral Sterling Silver Roy Talahaftewa

  • Tribe: Hopi
  • Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition with no damge to stones or silver.
  • Size: 3/4" wide; inside of 5-1/2" end to end plus 1-1/4" opening.
  • Artisan: Roy Talahaftewa
  • Materials: Turquoise, Blue Lapis, Coral, Sterling Silver
  • Item Weight: 56 Grams / over 2 Ounces
  • Hallmark: Corn Stalk bounded by two concentric circles and "STERLING"
$729.00

Details

This stunning vintage Native American handmade Spider Web turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Red coral, and Sterling silver bracelet was created by Hopi artist, Roy Talahaftewa. Talahaftewa makes brilliant use of asymmetrical design when making this bracelet. Close to a third of the shank is covered with smooth faced silver overlay cut with traditional designs, including a storm pattern. Then a third is decorated with a wide chisel cut design followed by five stones which rise above the face alternating between the deepest blue lapis and deep red coral. More deep chisel cuts frame a singularly beautiful spider web roughly triangular turquoise evoking a flower. The last quarter of the shank is covered by both smooth and rough face silver overlay cut with more intricate designs. I love this bracelet and would not give it up if it fit me. Do not miss out on your chance to own this Hopi work of art. ROY TALAHAFTEWA (Hopi, Young Corn Clan; 1955 --.) was born in the Second Mesa village of Shungopvi. He attended the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, NM where he enjoyed spending his free time observing the great American sculptor, Alan Houser. Within a few years, Talahaftewa was creating jewelry full time and won the coveted “Best of Show” at the Indian Art Market in Santa Fe, NM. He has garnered numerous other awards.