Vintage Victor Coochwytewa Sterling Silver Overlay Collar Tips
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Victor Coochwytewa was a pioneer in the art of Hopi jewelry. Born in 1922 he studied under Paul Saufkie and Fred Kaboti beginning in 1946. Declared an Arizona living treasure in 1994, he passed in 2011. He graced the pages of Arizona Highways in the celebrated Indian jewelry editions. He won every major honor bestowed at Santa Fe Indian market as well as the Heard Museum, among others. These collar tips are among his earliest work. The textured design behind the overlay was his innovation that is still used by contemporary Hopi Jewelers. The design represents the rain and clouds that nourish the corn crops planted at his pueblo home. Highly collectible, his pieces are seldom seen for sale.
Collar Tips Size: 2 5/8 in. x 2 1/4 in. (at widest point)
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