Sterling Silver "Friendship" Overlay Buckle by Anderson Koinva
Artist: Anderson Koinva
Cultural Affiliation: Hopi
About the Artist: Anderson Koinva was born in 1956 in Shungopavi on Hopi's Second Mesa, AZ, and belongs to the Sun Forehead Clan. He was a plumber and carver before his wife Berna's father, Bernard Dawahoya, taught him the art of silver overlay, a technique refined by Fred Kaboite and Paul Saufkie, Koinva's grandfather. Anderson and Berna Koiva are among the few Hopi silversmiths who hammer and dome their bracelets. They also make ornaments.
Details: Sterling Silver, 2 1/2" width x 1 1/2" height. Friendship symbol.