A major, award-winning artist, he is highly reputed for his precise workmanship, and the dramatic beauty of his designs, which relate to Hopi culture.
This striking pendant exemplifies these qualities: the overlaid design is crisp, the contrast with the blackened silver background is dramatic, and the theme is traditional.
Kokopelli is the Life-Bringer Kachina. Among other things, he blows the seeds that grow into crops, which makes him a symbol of very good luck.
The bag of seeds on his arched back, and his lowered head, fit beautifully into the graceful oval of the pendant.
Brilliantly polished silver, dark background, interesting design with beautiful clarity of lines.
A lovely piece by a much-honored artist, at a happy price!