Sterling Silver Bear Claw Belt Buckle by Anderson Koinva
Anderson Koinva was born in March 1956 in his home in Shungopavi Village, Second Mesa, Arizona. Anderson grew up on the Hopi reservation and was incredibly talented at a very young age. He participated in the Hopi ceremonies and started carving Kachina dolls at the age of eight years old.
Anderson worked and learned Hopi over-lay jewelry from his father-in-law (Bernard). Anderson has mastered Bernard's technique and chooses to carry on the boldness of his designs, in honor of his father-in-law.
Anderson belongs to the Sun Forehead Clan, so he uses the Sun Forehead symbol with a snake along the bottom. Or he will use his name "Anderson Koinva" and "Hopi" as another mark.
Buckle measures: 3x2"