Sterling Silver Corn Cuff
Sterling Silver Corn Cuff handmade by Hopi artist Clifton Mowa. The cuff features sterling silver overlay with water and corn designs. The cuff measures 1/2″ inch wide with an inside circumference 5 1/2″ inches from end to end with a 1″ inch wide opening.
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
Eagle: Carrier of prayers
Dream catcher: Catches bad dreams
Square Spiral: Earth
Native American Artist: Clifton Mowa
Hopi 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.