- Pueblo: Hopi
- Size: 1 3/4″ Round
- Brooch Design: Man in the Maze
- Precious Metal: Sterling Silver
- Artist: Veryl Pooyouma
- Made In: Arizona
As the legend illustrates, the figure at the top of the maze indicates birth. Following the winding path to the center, one encounters many turns and variations indicative of life choices. On life’s journey, one obtains strength, knowledge and comprehension. The maze depicts a quest for balance as we move toward our dreams and objectives.
As one approaches the end of the maze, they are able to reflect on their past life and seek purity before advancing to the center. According to the legend, the Sun God is there to escort us to eternal life in a new world.
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Originally from the village of Hotevilla, Veryl Pooyouma is a full Hopi Indian of the Sun and Corn Clan. A self-taught artist, Pooyouma first learned the art of silversmith by watching well-known Hopi artists Charles Loloma and Lawrence Saufkie. At 17, he began creating pieces of his own. Pooyouma now works with both traditional and contemporary Hopi designs, incorporating sterling silver and 14K gold into his one-of-a-kind jewelry.
Each of Pooyouma’s custom-made pieces symbolizes the Hopi spirits and ways of life.