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Ramon Dalangyawma

Winner of many awards for his overlay jewelry, his grandmother gave him the name Dalangyawma, to replace his more mundane, “white” birth surname. As a young man, he served in the US Marines, like so many other Natives. Ramon’s designs come from his life: clouds, thunderbolts and rain, crucial in an area with no irrigation for crops, and clan or spiritual symbols, the basis of Hopi life.; bear, spider, antelope, prayer feathers, kachinas, kokopelli, corn.
His work is characterized by the solid weight (thickness) of the silver, and the precision of his sawn out designs and background stamping. All his work is of very high quality.