Vintage Hopi Victor Coochwytewa Sterling Silver Belt Buckle
Offered is a very special sterling silver overlay belt buckle designed by renowned Arizona Hopi Indian Victor Coochwytewa (born 1922). He was the first to use this styled design for the Kokopelli starblower, a traditional component of Hopi religious belief. Besides the pioneering design Victor was one of the first to champion texturizing the matted, black back plate adding depth and volume to the design. The buckle is designed for a one-inch belt. It measures approximately 2.75 inches wide and 1.75 inches high. The reverse side shows both Victor's hallmark and that of Kopavi International, the gallery in Sedona. The buckle shows slight wear. Victor Coochwytewa was one of three Native American elders chosen as Arizona Indian Living Treasures at the seventh annual AILTA award ceremony held in Phoenix in September 1994. He is considered to be one of the great Master Silversmiths that emerged from the classes offered to returning veterans by Paul Saufkie and Fred Kabotie. I first met Victor at his home on Second Mesa in 1985. He and his wife invited me graciously into his home where they were surrounded by grandchildren and large basins full of blue corn he had grown. He was as proud of his corn as he was of his silver-making. We talked about corn, grandchildren and hunting.
He like to hunt deer on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon (some of the best areas for mule deer), desert bighorn sheep and antelope. I bought several pieces from him there.
Along with the buckle I will send an ear of Victor's corn. Keywords: Hopi, Hopi Indian, hopi silver, sterling, sterling silver, buckle, belt buckle, southwest, southwest indian, vintage silver, arizona, hunting art, big game art, big game hunting, second mesa. The item "VINTAGE HOPI VICTOR COOCHWYTEWA STERLING SILVER BELT BUCKLE" is in sale since Friday, February 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Native American (pre-1935)".
The seller is "wsly" and is located in Kirkland, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Slovakia, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Viet nam, Uruguay.
- Ethnic Origin: Hopi
- Features: Ethnic, Regional & Tribal
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Material: Silver
- Metal Purity: Sterling
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Jewelry Type: Bolo