Chalmers Day Avanyu Water Serpent Design Overlay Pin Pendant
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This unique overlay pendant was hand made by Hopi jeweler, Chalmers Day. The piece features an amazing horned and feathered avanyu or serpent, the guardian of water, extending out of a pottery design with curves suggestive of flowing water as well. The snake, or avanyu, is often found on pueblo pottery and, rather than being a sinister creature, is viewed as benevolent because it is found near water sources like springs, creeks and streams. In a desert culture, this is quite important. Dragonflies are sacred as well for a similar reason. The serpent’s tongue is protruding from its mouth. The symbols within the pottery design relate to the avanyu, with water designs in triangular shapes, a swirl of wind and waves. Prayer feathers in the lower right corner are used in ceremony to bring the storms that bring the water to nurture the crops.
Pendant Size: 2 3/4 in. x 1 in. (at widest points)
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