- The Originals
One of a Kind piece
Beautiful Hopi ring in sterling silver, made with the Overlay technique.
The overlay is a jewelry technique in which the Hopi excel (one of the proof being this superb ring). This process is composed of two flat pieces of the same size, put one on the other. The one on top is cut with a pattern and acts as a "stencil". It is applied to the bottom one, creating a silver background. This background is oxidized and scraped to create contrast between the two pieces.
On the lower part of the ring, we can recognize the character of Kokopelli, a positive deity adored by the Natives who possesses the wisdom of the age. He is a symbol of fertility, joy, celebration and long life. He is also a minstrel, a spirit of music, a storyteller, a rainmaker, a healer, a teacher, a magician, a prankster, a seducer.
The upper part of the ring is openwork, allowing a glimpse of the skin between the details of this stunning jewel. We can see various petroglyphs on the sides, and the patterns joining in the middle are ears of corn, one of the most essential foodstuff for the Natives.
Length on the phalanx : 2,2cm (0.7/8 inch)
This ring is made of sterling silver.
Proudly handmade in the USA.
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