Belt buckle measures approximately 2" long, 3" wide, will fit a belt that is up to 1-1/2" wide and weighs 54 grams.
This lovely belt buckle will definitely attract plenty of attention! This piece of Native American jewelry is Hopi overlay hand crafted by artist George Phillips, out of genuine sterling silver. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver. One layer forms the foundation, while the second is used to design the individual detailed overlay. In this belt buckle, the second layer forms a fantastic Mud Head Kachina and Corn Stalk design that gives the piece a beautiful finish. The Koyemsi or Mud Head is the most popular kachina among the Hopi people because he appears in all of the ceremonies. He usually accompanys most kachinas during the ceremonies, and they come as clowns, announcers of dances, drummers and singers. The Koyemsi is usually the one who plays games, like guessing games and balancing acts, with the children in the audience. Corn is a powerful symbol in many tribes. It is used for prayer of fertility and a good growing season. The belt buckle is stamped sterling and hallmarked.