Manuel Hoyungowa is from the village of Hotevilla on Third Mesa and has been an active silversmith at Hopi Pueblo since the 1970s. His hallmark is a raincloud. Although he has produced some jewelry with coral and turquoise, more in the style of Navajo work, Hoyungowa is a master silversmith which is evident in his traditional Hopi silver overlay technique jewelry. Hoyungowa actually learned silver overlay technique from Preston Monongye (his uncle and another famous Hopi artisan) and the Institute Of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
This large sterling silver cuff is set with quality turquoise and coral stones surrounded by traditional Hopi designs. It is stamped with one of Manuel's raincloud designs.
Size: Face width is 1 5/8" at widest point. Inner circumference measures a total of 7", with 5 7/8" of silver and a 1 1/8" opening.