LAWRENCE SAUFKIE Hopi Sterling Silver Bracelet

$2,450.00

1 in stock

Description

  • Early Lawrence Saufkie Buffalo Solo Hallmark. The elderly seller stated she bought the bracelet from a show where this bracelet won a top award!
  • Lawrence Saufkie (1935-2011), Hopi Pueblo, Bear Clan, was the son of Paul Saufkie Sr. and Ruby Saufkie and brother of Andrew Saufkie, Paul Saufkie, Jr., Vaughn Saufkie; husband of Griselda Saufkie; father of Wilmer Saufkie Lomayaoma; uncle of Bob Sekakuku.
  • Lawrence learned silverwork from his father Paul Saufkie Sr. His father and Fred Kaboutie began perfecting this style in the 1930s and when Hopi soldiers returned from World War II, they began teaching them the overlay method.
  • In 1998, Saufkie was recognized by the American Museum of Natural History for his contributions to this art form and was the recipient of the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Lawrence Saufkie was designated an Arizona Living Treasure in 2002. He has been featured in numerous books and magazines  and his work has been collected by museums including the Heard Museum, the Museum of Northern Arizona, the Peabody Museum, and Harvard University.
  • To learn more about Hopi jewelry and it’s history, please click HERE!
Bracelet Size  
7-1/4
Circumference
(inside tip-to-tip)  
6″
Gap in bracelet
(between tips) 

1-1/4″

Height of bracelet
(at the front)  
1-3/4″ tall

Weight in grams   

89.2
Artist’s Identity
Lawrence Saufkie, Hopi Silversmith
Hallmarks  
Buffalo, Sterling