Berra Tawahongva is one of the most acclaimed Hopi Overlay artists. He is known for his very intricate detail and designs within designs.As early as Berra can remember, he was sketching on any scrap of paper he could find. He soon graduated to painting and focused on Hopi themes of petroglyph symbols, animals, and kachinas. When Berra was in 6th grade, he was first introduced to jewelry by Ramon Dalangyawma.
To start, Berra would practice on pieces of tin. He soon worked his way through brass, then copper, and finally mastered silverwork. Berra said he would pour all of his designs from painting in the the silver.In the mid 1980s, Berra worked at the Hopi Guild shop which has since closed. It was there that Berra mastered his craft. His pieces are so unlike anything we have seen. Berra gets his inspiration from his environment up at Hopi. There are many petroglyphs on the Mesa walls.
He looks for unusual petroglyphs, and when he finds one that inspires him, he will press his hand against the wall, and then his hand against paper, and get some resemblance of a figure. He is a soft spoken and kind man full of life.
I have listed here a very special piece made in 1997 by Berra Tawahongva, Hopi artist. Be aware that there may be a minimal difference between the hues you see here and the item you receive. This is due to many light variables including equipment used to take the photos for this listing, monitor color settings, the reflection of the sterling silver, and the settings on the viewing monitor or device. We are extremely reasonable, but the inspection offer is provisional--exclusively at our option. This is a service that most companies would only offer to established account customers.
Each of our pieces is unique and individually photographed. If you are a regular customer, we may be more generous. Thanks for doing business with SilverCreek Treazure. The item "Berra Tawahongva Belt Buckle Hopi Handstamped Sterling Silver Belt Buckle 52" is in sale since Friday, January 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Other Native American Jewelry".The seller is "tjmarsh_studio" and is located in Bountiful, Utah. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.