Navajo Ring, Royston Turquoise Ring, Size 11.75 ring, Kokopelli Ring
USA Ring Size 11.75
UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand Ring size T 1/4
Inside Ring Circumference 66.73 mm
Inside Ring Circumference 2.63 Inches
This ring Measures approximately 7/8's of an inch tall by 5/8's of an inch across and tapers down along the Kokopelli design. The stone face measures 3/4's of an inch tall and is a 1/2 of an inch wide.
This hand crafted ring has had a lot of work and time put into it. It was handcrafted and made by Navajo artisan Mike Arviso, and the stone work was shaped by Navajo Artisan Ella Cowboy.
Kokopelli is a prehistoric deity depicted hundreds of times in rock art, some of it over a thousand years old, located in numerous sites in southwestern United States deserts and mountains.
In ancient Indian legend, Kokopelli the flute player was the symbol of happiness and joy. He talked to the wind and the sky. His flute could be heard in the Spring breeze, bringing warmth after the winter cold.
Kokopelli embodies everything pure and spiritual about music. He was also thought of as a fertility god and traveling prankster. He would visit villages playing his flute, carrying his songs on his back. Everyone would sing and dance the night away. In the morning, when he left, the crops were plentiful and all the women were pregnant.
There are many stories of Kokopelli. One is that he is responsible for the end of winter and the coming of spring. Native American legend has it that when the Kokopelli comes playing his flute the Sun comes out, the snow melts, the green grass grows, the birds come out and begin to sing, and all the animals gather around to hear his songs. Kokopelli and his flute bring the Spring out of the Winter.