Takala, Jason – Double Overlay Silver Seedpot with Butterfly and Feather Design
Jason Takala has long been one of the most sought after Hopi jewelers creating the classic double overlay. Each piece is creatively designed and then cut out of sterling silver or gold and then soldered to the second piece of silver. As long as I have known Jason, he has been fascinated with making “pottery” in silver. This seedpot is made from three layers of silver. The top is a double overlay and then it is soldered to a bottom layer of silver to create the “seedpot”. The design on top has a Hopi feather pattern with a small cut at the end of each feather. The remainder of the piece is very intricately cut with an “op-art” style fo spiraling butterfly wing spiral. From the center to the edge, they get continually larger in size. It is a complex design to cut into silver! It is stamped on the back with his signature.
I’m am pleased to once again be working with Jason Takala. My parents worked with him for years at our store in Colorado in the 1980s-2000. His creative and distinctive jewelry, as well as his famous seedpots, are what have made him so famous. However, it is a great friendship and connection of almost 40 years that is an important part of having his work here in our galleries!