Sterling silver Navajo made Kokopelli ring w/ Purple Spiny Oyster inlay S~10-1/4
Sterling silver Navajo crafted ring with a piece of Purple Spiny Oyster shell accented with a Kokopelli on each side. The silver work was crafted and made by Navajo artisan Richard E. Hoskie and the stone and inlay work was done by Navajo artisan Ella Cowboy. This ring measures approximately 3/4" tall by 5/8" wide, and is only available in size 10~1/4._x000D_
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.These magnificent items can make a great gift for loved ones, and I will combine shipping for multiple order purchases so you only pay one shipping fee. I always polish and shine everything one last time in the tumbler and then by hand before mailing them, so they arrive to you in the most pristine condition and free of my fingerprints.