Authentic Navajo Sterling Silver Kokopelli Pin Pendant

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Charlton Lindsay - Navajo Sterling Silver
Overlay Kokopelli Pin Pendant
HK Item #NPP443

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Hand made Native American Indian Jewelry; Navajo Sterling Silver inlay Kokopelli pin pendant

Material
Sterling Silver, Read about silver
Size
1 5/8" tall x 1 1/8" wide
Hallmarks
STERLING
A kokopelli figure
Artist
Charlton Lindsay, Navajo

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Hand made Native American Indian Jewelry; Navajo Sterling Silver inlay Kokopelli pin pendant

Pin Pendant means that there is a pin fastener on the back AND a loop that can be used with a chain so the piece can be worn as a pin or necklace. Chain not included.

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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.

What is Overlay?

Overlay pieces are made of two layers. The bottom layer is a solid sterling silver piece. The top layer has a cutout design. The cutout is placed over the bottom layer and the two pieces are "sweated" together, that is heated so that they become one.

The bottom layer (background to the cutout) is usually accented. The Navajo silversmiths oxidize the bottom layer which darkens it. Hopi silversmiths oxidize and etch the background (texturize it) with hashmarks.

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