The Army let me go on leave, so I decided to go on a road trip through Arizona and New Mexico, and I found four pieces of Bernard Dawahoya’s jewelry. I’m not much of a Hopi Jewelry collector, however I immediately recognized the snow cloud hallmark as soon as I saw it. Bernard also took classes at the Hopi Silvercraft Cooperative Guild (which is why the earrings have a guild mark), so I believe these to be his earlier pieces. The cuff is absolutely MASSIVE and is much bigger than your standard coffee mug. The bolo and buckle I believe to be a matched set. I was going to keep the buckle and sell the bolo, but I don’t know if I can bring myself to separate the set.
I’m really struggling assessing a value for these pieces. The “sold” listings on eBay seem to be all over the place.
The back of the bolo:
Back of the buckle: