Bernard Dawahoya (Hopi) Silver Overlay Bracelet

Silver overlay bracelet circa 1970s/1980s. Cuff measures 6 3/4" with a 1" opening. Hallmarked.

Bernard Dawahoya was born in 1935 and was a member of the Snow Clan. His Hopi name was Masaqueva, which means “Wings of the Sun” and was from the Second Mesa village of Shungopavi on the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona. He began silver smithing in 1950 and was taught by his uncles Washington Talayumptewa and Sidney Sekakuku. He went on to teach noted jewelers Jason Takala and Anderson and Berna Koinva, his son-in-law and daughter. Bernard passed away in February of 2010 after a series of illnesses. His hallmark is the snow cloud.