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MATERIALS: Sterling silver. MEASUREMENTS: Belt buckle measures approximately 2" long, 3" wide, and will fit a belt that is up to 1-1/2" wide. DESCRIPTION: This is truly an outstanding belt buckle that will make a great impression! 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 magnificent Warrior Mudhead Kachina, Corn Stalk, Arrow, Water Wave, and border pattern designs that gives the piece an outstanding look. The Kipok Koyemsi or Warrrior Mud Head is mainly seen in the summer dances with the clowns. He is sometimes seen during the fast parade. His main function is a hunter of the clowns, he is known for the punishing of misbehaving Kachina’s and for the most part they are usually clowns. The corn is a powerful symbol in many tribes. It is used for prayer of fertility and a good growing season. Belt buckle is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
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