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VICTOR COOCHWYTEWA BUTTERFLY MAIDEN PENDANT
VICTOR COOCHWYTEWA BUTTERFLY MAIDEN PENDANT
 
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Artist: Victor Coochwytewa

Circa: Mid 1970's

Provenance: Private collection

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Product Code: CDD3
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Victor Coochwytewa was one of three Native American elders chosen as Arizona Indian Living Treasures at the seventh annual AILTA award ceremony held in Phoenix in September 1994. This recognition is but one of the many accolades bestowed upon the Master Hopi Jeweler in a career spanning more than half a century. Decorated World War II Veteran (1922-2011). Victor retired from Hopi Silversmithing and his beloved farming in 2006. He continued living with his family at Hopi. Victor passed away at the age of 89 on July 3, 2011. An accomplished master Hopi jeweler and a humble man. Victor's work is not only amazing but highly collectable.

This lovely overlay pendant depicts a beautiful Butterfly maiden (Hopi Shalako). It offers the best of Victors work, with an open design and very fine detail throughout. The heavy hand crafted chain is also by Victor.

Both the hallmarks of Victors (Rain Cloud) and the Kopavi Flute player are stamped on this piece of jewelry. It was made for Kopavi in the 1970's and is guarantee of authentic handcrafted Hopi Native American jewelry. A Kopavi card from the original purchase of this pendant will accompany the purchase.

It measures 2 3/4" in diameter and weighs 122 grams. The chain is 29" total length.


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