Takala, Jason – Gold and Silver Bracelet with Small Maze and Wind Designs
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. This bracelet combines a variety of his distinctive styles and techniques. There is a small 14K gold “Man in the Maze” design on the top with four rows of lines. For Jason, this design represents man emerging from the center of the Earth and migrating to the four directions. To the sides of the maze are geometric cloud patterns and the ends are kiva step designs. The piece is stamped on the back with Jason’s hallmark.
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!