Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Gold and Silver of Watson Honanie

Watson Honanie who resides in the 2nd Hopi Mesa Village of Shungopavi began his career as a gold and silver smith in 1973. He was one of the first Native Americans to combine mixed gold and silver technique as pictured here in this elegant shadowbox style pendant featuring the gold Eagle Kachina Dancer. His hallmark is the bear paw. This 2 1/4 inch diameter show piece is priced at $1450.