Elegant Sterling Silver Hopi Overlay Bracelet Hallmarked on the Reverse Side with the Hopicrafts Hallmark. Circa 1960’s.
About 196, Emory Sekaquaptewa and his brother Wayne Sekaquaptewa opened Hopi Enterprises in Phoenix, a business which employed Hopi silversmiths to make overlay jewelry for sale. Two of the silversmiths hired were Harry Sakyesva and Bernard Dawahoya. In 1962 Emory and Wayne relocated the business to the village of Kykotsmovi at Third Mesa on the Hopi Reservation and renamed it Hopicrafts. The business developed its own designs and style of overlay and successfully competed with the Hopi Silvercraft Guild on Second Mesa. It employed many talented silversmiths while in operation. Pieces made in the shop all bore a shop hallmark of a conjoined capitol “H” and lowercase “C”. Hopicrafts closed in 1983.” Taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emory_Sekaquaptewa