At Lema’s Kokapelli, we provide the finest Native American pendants crafted by Zuni, Hopi, Navajo, and Apache artists. Featuring high-grade sterling silver, shell, coral, turquoise, and other precious gemstones, each pendant is designed to be a wearable work of art that captures the spirit and essence of the American Southwest. From intricately inlaid mosaic patterns to traditional designs and symbols, our collection showcases the profound artistry and cultural heritage of these indigenous tribes.
The Hopi tribe, known for their intricate silver overlay techniques, produce subtle and captivating pendants. These pieces often feature symbols derived from the Hopi’s spiritual belief system, connecting wearers to ancestral lore and the natural world. The preciseness of Hopi silversmithing offers a meticulous representation of culturally significant motifs, each detail purposefully etched to convey stories and teachings revered within their community.
In contrast, Zuni pendants feature a kaleidoscope of gemstones, reflecting the tribe’s profound connection with the Earth. Known for their stone-cutting artistry, Zuni artists often use turquoise, coral, jet, and shell, assembling them into intricate inlays or petite point designs. From sacred imagery to natural motifs, each design tells a story while paying homage to the harmony between the Zuni people and the natural world.
Navajo silversmiths are well known for their intricate silverwork, often featuring large, gemstones like turquoise, coral, and agate. Traditional motifs include squash blossoms and geometric patterns. The stones, especially turquoise, are central to Navajo spirituality and are believed to provide health and security. Their artistry is passed down through generations, preserving the unique craftsmanship that makes each pendant a piece of cultural history.
At Lema’s Kokapelli, we are proud to feature a rich collection of Native American pendants that bear a signature blend of tradition and contemporary artistry. With a wide variety of designs, materials, and symbolism to choose from, every pendant embodies a story from the rich tapestry of indigenous culture. We invite you to explore our online selection to find a pendant that resonates with your spirit while paying tribute to the artisans of a rich cultural legacy. From elegant Navajo silverwork to the intricate stone inlays of the Zuni and Hopi tribes, our selection features pieces for every taste and occasion.