Handmade Hopi Sterling Silver Bolo Tie


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Hopi Sterling Silver Bolo Tie

Hopi Sterling Silver Bolo Tie handmade by Clifton Mowa. This striking bolo tie features traditional Hopi imagery. The bolo tie slide is 3″ inch long by 2″ inches wide. The leather cord is 40″ inches long.

Hopi Native American Jewelry

Known as the “Peaceful Ones,” the Hopi Indians have made the American Southwest their home for hundreds of years and their jewelry illustrates the rich and spiritual history of their culture. The Hopi use symbols in their art such as bear paws and eagle feathers to provide spiritual protection and encouragement.

Hopi Symbol Meanings:

Bears: Physical strength, leadership
Bear paw: Inner strength
Feathers: Prayers, creativity
Kokopelli: Fertility
Eagle: Carrier of prayers
Buffalo: Peace
Dream catcher: Catches bad dreams
Arrowhead: Adventure
Square Spiral: Earth
Waves: Water
Triangles: Mountains

Native American Artist: Clifton Mowa

Clifton MowaHopi artist, Clifton Mowa has been making jewelry for over 40 years. He learned the craft at the Hopi Silvercraft Cooperative Guild. He belongs to the Sun Forehead Clan and resides in the Hopi village of Shungopavi in Arizona.

His designs often include the half sun symbol and pegasus crafted in the traditional Hopi etched overlay in sterling silver.