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Artist: Charles Loloma & Lloyd Kiva New

Circa: 1970's

Provenance: Private Collector

Our Price: $1,400.00

Availability: Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Business Days
Product Code: DFLNP


Charles Loloma (1921-1991) was born in Hotevilla on Third Mesa of the Hopi Reservation. From 1941 to 1945 he served in the army. In 1949 to 1951 Charles and his wife introduced pottery making in Hopi. In 1955 Loloma began turning his creative efforts toward jewelry. In 1959 the Rockefeller Foundation’s Southwest Indian Art Project at the University of Arizona was started. Charles was an instructor for its three succeeding summer sessions. Throughout his life he was involved with furthering the arts, education and culture of the Hopi. Loloma's jewelry became internationally known and pieces can be found in the collections of many distinguished persons, as well as collectors, jewelry lovers and museums around the world.

In the mid-1900’s Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee 1916-2002) played an important role in revolutionizing Native clothing design and accessories, such as purses. New worked with other Native artists, such as Loloma and Kenneth Begay and incorporated their silversmithing talents with his own creations.

This wonderfully worn leather purse is perfectly designed for the amazing brass sunface brooch crafted by Hopi artist Charles Loloma. The purse has a back pocket, perfect for a cell phone. Inside zipper pocket with 2 smaller open pockets. Amazingly comfortable to hold or drape on the arm, this beautiful combination is an eye catcher. The purse has been well loved and worn over time. The edges and handles show wear on the lighter tanned leather, exposing the more natural color of the leather. The inside of the purse is in perfect condition with beautiful dark brown leather and the lighter leather that is on the outside.

The purse measures 8 ˝” long by 8” wide. The leather handle measures 16” total length. The 2 leather straps on either side are 4 1/4" long, with the center handle at 8" long. The Loloma brass brooch measures 3 5/8” long by 2 5/8” tall. The purse has the golden Label, as it was custom made. Styled for Anite Rowlas by Lloyd Kiva New.

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