Kokopelli & Corn Stalk Buckle

Bernard Dawahoya

Kokopelli & Corn Stalk Buckle, Jewelry by Bernard  Dawahoya
  • Dawahoya buckle
  • Hopi buckle
Marked Down $2,000.00
Gallery Price $3,200.00
Kokopelli & Corn Stalk Buckle
Bernard Dawahoya
Sterling silver
Troy ounces
3.25 troy ounces
2 15/16" height X 4" width
Artist's hallmark appears three times on verso
Date of creation
Early 1960's
Sterling silver rolled sheet and forged half-round wire for tooth. "Made from scratch" hinged buckle bar of drawn heavy wire rivet hinged to rolled and cut silver sheet footings.
Design is created with an overlay technique. Soldering the cutout design on a background sheet. All visible background has been meticulously hand stamped with tiny rows of lines.
MNoh, a Sedona collector
Gram weight
100.9 grams
About The Kokopelli & Corn Stalk Buckle

The background surrounding this striking Kokopelli and the many-earred corn stalk in front of him seems to be alive with the music of his flute playing.  The kokopelli is associated with both fertility and growth.

For men he represents virility, a symbol known to most tribes of North and South America.  Since very ancient times, his unique form has been depicted in effigies, on pottery and walls of kivas and caves.  

Appropriately, the Kokopelli graces this handsome buckle !

About Bernard Dawahoya

(1935-2010) Bernard Dawahoya (Masqueva, Little Sun) of the Snow clan created jewelry as early at the 1950's.

This Hopi silversmith was taught by Washington Talayumptewa and Sidney Sekakuku, his uncles. He also took classes at the Hopi Silvercraft Cooperative Guild.

Dawahoya won his first 1st place ribbon in 1971.  In 1998 he was designated an Arizona Living Treasure.  He was known for these decorative elements:  Hopi Snake Dancer, Crow Mother, Mudheads, Kokopelli, eagles, roadrunners, corn plants as well as a man in the maze. 

Dawahoya's work is included in the permanent collections of the Peabody Museum at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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