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Lawrence Saufkie - Hopi Sterling Silver
Overlay Bear Pin
HK Item #NPN766

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Authentic Native American sterling silver bear pin of sterling silver by Lawrence Sauflkie Hopi

Size
1 1/8" x 1 1/2"
Materials
Sterling silver, Read about silver
Hallmarks
a bear figure above SAUFKIE
(see photos at right)
Artist
Lawrence Saufkie, Hopi

Authentic Native American sterling silver bear pin of sterling silver by Lawrence Sauflkie Hopi

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. The Navajo silversmiths oxidize the bottom layer which darkens it. Hopi silversmiths oxidize and also etch the background (texturize it) with lines or 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.

Lawrence Saufkie - Hopi
Sterling Silver Overlay
Bear
Pin

NPN766 - $225 plus s/h

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Paula says - "This sterling silver overlay pin was created by award-winning Hopi artist Lawrence Saufkie who began making jewelry in the 1940s."

Authentic Native American sterling silver bear pin of sterling silver by Lawrence Sauflkie Hopi

Authentic Native American sterling silver bear pin of sterling silver by Lawrence Sauflkie Hopi

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Bear is considered the most powerful of all of the animals and is one of the most popular subjects of fetish carvers. Bear is a spiritual guide and represents strength and self-knowledge. Bear has supernatural powers, great healing powers. Bear is a symbol deliberate action, introspection, soul and insight for the past and the future. Bear is the guardian of the West an is one of the animals of the Six Directions.

Bear is the main figure in the Mountain Way, an important Navajo ceremony.

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