Hopi Pueblo Silver Overlay Jewelry Hair Clasp by McBride Lomayesewa

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McBride Lomayesewa, Hopi Jeweler

This Hopi silver overlay hair clasp by artist McBride Lomayesewa features a dynamic design of S curves ending in spirals in continuous wave form.  The design is framed in a plain ⅜-inch silver border.  The arched band is stamped with the lightning hallmark of Hopi silversmith McBride Lomayestewa, a resident of Shungopavi, Second Mesa, and with the Sun Face hallmark of the Hopi Guild.  

Inscribed on the back of the arched band is the name Tse-Pe, as if inscribed with an electric tool.

McBride Lomayestewa (1932-2002) was a consistent award winner at the Museum of Northern Arizona’s annual Hopi Show and the Santa Fe Indian Market.  He was featured in many publications, including Native Peoples, Winter 1994:47.

Condition: this Hopi Pueblo Silver Overlay Jewelry Hair Clasp by McBride Lomayesewa is in very good condition

Provenance: from the extensive jewelry collection of a gentleman from Colorado

Reference: American Indian Jewelry II: A-L, 1,800 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf. 2012:359.

Relative Links: Hopi PuebloSouthwest Indian Jewelry

Alternate view of this silver hair clasp.

McBride Lomayesewa, Hopi Jeweler
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