😢 SOLD – MANUEL HOYUNGOWA Hopi Sterling Silver Overlay Concho Belt

$1,925.00

Out of stock

Description

Manuel Hoyungowa is from the village of Hotevilla on Third Mesa and is an active silversmith at Hopi Pueblo since the 1970s.

This concho belt offers the best of Manuel’s work, with 16 uniquely different overlay figures. Each concho is slightly domed, with an total length of 38″. All of the concho’s are hallmarked, with his Hogan on a Plateau.

Hoyungowa is a master silversmith, which is evident in his traditional Hopi silver overlay technique jewelry.  Hoyungowa learned silver overlay technique from Preston Monongye (his uncle and another famous Hopi artisan) and the Institute Of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Hopi overlay technique involves cutting out the desired design in one piece of silver and overlaying that onto another piece that has been incised and oxidized.

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Condition of  Belt
Vintage
Size of Belt
38 inches long 15 concho + buckle
Composition
Sterling Silver
Weight in Grams
221.9
Artist’s Identity
Manuel Hoyungowa
Hallmarks on Back
Manuel Hoyungowa’s Hallmark – every concho is hallmarked