Authentic Navajo Indian Sterling Silver Key Ring

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Vernon Begay - Navajo Sterling Silver
Kokopelli Key Ring
HK Item #KR234

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Authentic Native American Navajo Indian Sterling Silver large Kokopelli Key Ring   

Overlay is sterling silver.
Loop portion for keys is stainless steel.

What is Overlay?

Overlay pieces are made of two layers of sterling silver. The top layer has a cutout design. The solid bottom layer (background to the cutout) is usually accented for contrast. Navajo silversmiths oxidize the bottom layer which darkens it. Navajo silversmiths oxidize and etch the background (texturize it) with hashmarks. The cutout top layer is placed over the bottom layer and the two pieces are "sweated" together, that is, heated so that they become one. This is a very difficult skill to master.

Vernon Begay - Navajo
Sterling Silver Overlay
Kokopelli Key Ring

HK Item #KR234 - $105 SOLD

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Size
1 5/8" x 1 3/16" oval;
2 3/4" tall
Materials
Sterling silver Read about silver;
Stainless steel;
Hallmarks
VR
STERLING
Artist
Vernon Begay, Navajo

 

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Kokopelli

The kokopelli, flute player, often associated with the Navajo 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 Navajo and Rio Grande Pueblos and then westward to the Californian deserts in prehistoric rock, effigy figures, pottery, and on kiva walls.


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