This well-known and well-respected couple has continued the tradition of bold, crisp overlay designs traditional to the Hopi. They are related to two lauded Hopi jewelers, so their impeccable work is no surprise: Bernard Dawahoya is Berna’s father, and Paul Saufkie is Anderson’s grandfather.This striking and simple buckle depicts one of the most well-known of Native symbols, the bear paw. Bears – and their paws – represent power, strength, hunting and survival prowess, and protection. The drama of contrast and softly curving lines are what make this buckle so visually appealing.
Width: 3″ Height: 2″