Vintage Hopi Sterling Silver Kokopelli Bracelet

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Ernest W. Honanie, Hopi - Sterling Silver
Vintage Kokopelli Bracelet
HK Item #BP452
- size 6 7/8"

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Vintage Sterling Silver kokopelli Bracelet 6 7/8 inch by Hopi silversmith Ernest W. Honanie

Size
6 7/8" total inside circumference and approximate wrist size (including 1 1/8 " gap). See diagram below;
1" tall at the front, 7/8" at ends
Weight
63 grams
Materials
sterling silver, Read about silver
Hallmarks
stamped: HE  STERLING
Artist
Ernest W. Honanie, Hopi
(of the Fog Clan. He learned from Gary Yoyoki and began producing jewelry in 1990)
Condition
vintage, pre-owned, excellent; smooth symmetric shape; even medum patina

Vintage Sterling Silver kokopelli Bracelet 6 7/8 inch by Hopi silversmith Ernest W. Honanie

Vintage Sterling Silver kokopelli Bracelet 6 7/8 inch by Hopi silversmith Ernest W. Honanie

We leave the natural patina on our vintage jewelry because many of our customers like the old "vintage" appearance.

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Ernest W. Honanie, Hopi
Vintage Sterling Silver
Kokopelli Bracelet

BP452 - $425 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Vintage Sterling Silver kokopelli Bracelet 6 7/8 inch by Hopi silversmith Ernest W. Honanie

Vintage Sterling Silver kokopelli Bracelet 6 7/8 inch by Hopi silversmith Ernest W. Honanie

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We are in the vintage Native American jewelry rescue business and are passionate about finding new homes for used and vintage jewelry and artifacts. That's why we purchase Native American pieces from estates, inheritances, collection downsizing and New Old Stock (NOS) inventory from closed stores.

Often people contact us after taking a box of Native American jewelry to their local pawn shop and find that a pawn shop is mainly interested in melt value of the metals and not in preserving the beautiful historic pieces. To hear that people have considered selling these treasures for melt value makes us truly sad.

Melt value is usually far below what we would offer for the jewelry. Yet we can't pay retail price for items because of the time and cost involved in finding new homes for them. We have to research, often repair and restore the jewelry, photograph and list each item on our website, and sometimes hold pieces in inventory for years until the right buyer comes along.

We hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.

What is 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.

NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable

Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

 

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