Vintage 1980s Hopi Hand Made Sterling Silver Eagle Belt Buckle Earl Yowetewa. Nice vintage belt buckle with eagle design. Measures 2 X 1.5 inches. Was mentored by Alvin James Makya, and he started carving katsina dolls around 1940 until 2006.He started winning awards for his work by 1959 at such venues as the Heard Museum, Museum of Northern Arizona, and the Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial in Gallup. He's also known for his jewelry and textiles. Earl learned jewelry making his father Arthur. This buckle is hallmarked with a known Hopi hallmark, and there are many examples of this artist's jewelry with this hallmark.
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