Takala, Jason – Man in the Maze Double Overlay Pedant
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 pendant is one of his classic “Man in the Maze” pendants. It is a double overlay from sterling silver. The piece is domed so there are actually three pieces of silver, two for the design and one for the back. It has eight lines which are cut into the silver. For Jason, this design represents man emerging from the center of the Earth and migrating to the four directions. It has a handmade bale and it is on a sterling silver necklace.
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!