Kokopelli

Kokopelli

Kokopelli, flute player, symbol of fertility and joy

Kokopelli is a mythical character often represented as a hunchback flute player, out of the ancient beliefs of the Natives from the American South-West.
A symbol of fertility, joy, feast, and long life, he is also a minstrel, a spirit of music, a storyteller, a rainmaker, a healer, a teacher, a joker-magician, a seducer.

Kokopelli possesses the wisdom of age. This merry traveler has a lesson for everyone. The most important seems to show us that we shouldn't take life too seriously. In certain myths, Kokopelli's bump contains seeds, plants, sacred or medicinal artefacts. While sowing the seeds out of his bump, he sings and plays his flute, blowing the breath of life. He is most welcome during the season of corn planting. In others, he talks to the wind and the sky. His flute can be heard in the breeze of spring, bringing warmth following the cold of winter.

According to this legend, Kokopelli brings good fortune and prosperity to anyone who will listen to his songs. His flute announces his coming and, as he leaves, the crop is bountiful. Kokopelli is a positive divinity, adored by the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni and Anasazi Indians.

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    • Unisex One of a Kind piece. 
Ranger buckle (four pieces). Main buckle made in Tufa Cast technique (casted silver in a single-use volcanic stone mold). This ancestral skill gives a stylish rough and heavy finish look. Here the buckle is stamped and polished for a more plain look.
Navajo belt buckle in silver, for a leather width of 18mm.
Width of the buckle (in inches): 1,7
This belt buckle is made in Sterling Silver. 
Proudly handmade in USA. 
THE LEATHER BELT IS SOLD SEPARATELY - Please contact us for more information. 
    • Unisex One of a Kind piece. 
Navajo rectangular belt buckle slightly rounded. Typical carved patterns and set Kingman turquoise (Arizona) in the center. 
Suitable for a leather width of 1,4Size (HxL) : 2 x 2,8 
This belt buckle is made in Sterling Silver. 
Belt buckle back in iron. 
Proudly handmade in USA. 
THE LEATHER BELT IS SOLD SEPARATLY.For Leather Belts : please go to category Belts
    • Unisex One of a kind piece. 
Navajo belt buckle with Sleeping Beauty turquoises (Arizona) set in silver. 
Suitable for a leather width of 1,4Size (HxL) : 2,4 x 3This belt buckle is in sterling silver. 
Belt buckle back in iron. 
Proudly handmade in USA.  
THE LEATHER BELT IS SOLD SEPARATELY.For Leather Belts : please go to category Belts
    • Unisex Zuni bracelet, inlaid with Sleeping Beauty turquoise, black pen shell, coral and mother-of-pearl. 
    • Woman Cactus Flower Navajo bracelet with turquoises cluster. Needle Point process. 
    • Man Pueblo bracelet in Heishi beads. 
Heishi beads have a tubular shape. These ones are made in turquoise, white serpentine and black-jet. Length (in inches): 7,5Clasp in sterling silver. 
Proudly handmade in USA. 
 
    • Woman Fetishes necklace. Animals carved in silver on Heishi silver beads string.
Length (in inches): 16This necklace, including its clasp, are in sterling silver. 
In a time when the Zuni tribe lived from agriculture and hunting, the hunters couldn't do with these amulets and would never forget to bring them during their expeditions. The fetishes assure benevolence of the soul. Each animal represents its spirit, its own inner force and protects its owner. 
Proudly handmade in USA. 
    • Woman Fetishes necklace. Birds carved in stones (turquoise, pipestone, serpentine,...) on two rows of Heishi shell beads strings. Main pendant representing an eagle, incarnation of divine power. 
Length (in inches): 26,3Central piece size (Hxl) : 24mm x 25mmClasp in sterling silver. 
In a time when the Zuni tribe lived from agriculture and hunting, the hunters couldn't do with these amulets and would never forget to bring them during their expeditions. The fetishes assure benevolence of the soul. Each animal represents its spirit, its own inner force and protects its owner. 
Birds are symbol of freedom and lightness. 
Proudly handmade in USA. 
    • Woman Liquid Silver chocker necklace with central Concho. Onyx mix and sterling silver tubular beads (Heishi).
5 strands. 
Liquid silver is a traditionnal Navajo work. Silver tubular beads (called heishi) are hand-strung together in order to create one or several strands. This gives a fluid aspect to the jewel, that makes think to silk or water running on the skin, explaining why the Navajos gave this name to this process. Setting and clasp in Sterling Silver.Length in inches : 11 1/2 with 4 adjustable chain.Concho diameter : 18mm.
Proudly handmade in USA.
    • Unisex Arrow Navajo earrings.
The arrow is symbol of protection. 
Size (HxL) : 2,8mm x 0,7mmThese earrings are made in sterling silver. 
Proudly handmade in USA. 
    • Woman One of a Kind piece
Navajo earrings. Wild Horse (Arizona) set in silver.Dimensions (H x l) in mm: 43mm x 18mm
Setting in sterling silver.
Proudly handmade in USA.
    • Woman Navajo earrings with inlaid Sleeping Beauty turquoise (Arizona). Size (HxL): 18mm x 6mm
These earrings are made in sterling silver. 
Proudly handmade in USA. 
    • Unisex Little Zuni fétiche. Unique piece. 
Ladybird in apple coral, black-jet and Sleeping Beauty turquoise eyes.
Dimensions (H x L x) in mm = 7mm x 23 x 21
In a time when the Zuni tribe lived from agriculture and hunting, the hunters couldn't do without these amulets and would never forget to bring them during their expeditions. The fetishes assure benevolence of the soul.Each animal represents its spirit, its own inner force and protects its owner.
Proudly handmade in USA. 
    • Unisex Little Zuni fetish. Unique piece. 
Bear carved in sandstone (Utah) with Sleeping Beauty turquoise eyes. A shell arrow head with mixed elements on it are linked around his back thanks to a tendon string, bringing him more power and protection.  
The bear symbolizes power, health and knowledge. 
Dimensions (H x L x l) in mm = 38 x 70 x 19
In a time when the Zuni tribe lived from agriculture and hunting, the hunters couldn't do without these amulets and would never forget to bring them during their expeditions. The fetishes assure benevolence of the soul.Each animal represents its spirit, its own inner force and protects its owner.
Proudly handmade in USA.
    • Unisex Zuni fetish. Unique piece. 

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