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Inlay Kokopelli Earrings
HK Item #NE571 - Post-style

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Authentic Native American sterling silver  Inlay Kokopelli earrings by Cecil Ashley Navajo

Material

Sterling Silver, Read about silver
Turquoise, opal, jet, Read about stones

Size
1 1/4" long x 1/2" wide
Hallmarks
STER  ©
Artist
unknown

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Paula says: "Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."

Authentic Native American sterling silver  Inlay Kokopelli earrings by Cecil Ashley Navajo

Questions or more details.

Kokopelli

The kokopelli, flute player, often associated with the Hopi Flute Clan is the symbol of happiness, joy and fertility.

Usually depicted as a non-gender figure, it was traditionally a male figure, often well endowed until the missionaries discouraged such depiction !

Kokopelli talks to the wind and the sky. His flute can be heard in the spring breeze, bringing warmth after the winter cold. He is the symbolic seed bringer and water sprinkler. His religious or supernatural power for fertility is meant to invoke rain as well as impregnate women both physically and mentally.

The kokopelli image is found from Casa Grande, Mexico to the Hopi and Rio Grande Pueblos and then westward to the Californian deserts in prehistoric rock, effigy figures, pottery, and on kiva walls.

Why isn't this item called Native American?

The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.

Read about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.

 

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