Native American Hopi Made Kokopelli Pendant
Native American Hopi Made Kokopelli Pendant by Lucinda Namoki
This Sterling silver pendant with Kokopelli was made using the overlay technique by Hopi slversmith Lucinda Namoki. The Humpback Flute Player (Kokopelli) is an engaging image that originated in the ancient Anasazi culture and was brought into the present by the Pueblo Indians. This classic figure of a bent over stick figure playing a flute has been associated with shamanism and supernatural qualities. He is a magical being who, by playing his flute, calls the clouds to make rain. Kokopelli is also a symbol for fertility because he carries seeds and mist in his hump. He is mischievous when it comes to seducing young maidens! It is interesting to note that the hump, an abnormality or deformity, is considered special, even magical. This is a wonderful heart-shaped piece and the overlay is very deep.
1.625 in. long; 6.9 grams