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Sonwai, Verma Nequatewa

Sonwai is the artistic name used by Verma Nequatewa. Sonwai began working with her uncle, the late Charles Loloma, in the mid-1960’s and continued working with him until his studio closed in the early 1990’s. At that time, she opened her own studio and has been continuing his teachings through her own jewelry. (Learn More)

SonwaiWebsite

 

Sonwai, Verma Nequatewa

Sonwai is the artistic name used by Verma Nequatewa. Sonwai began working with her uncle, the late Charles Loloma, in the mid-1960’s and continued working with him until his studio closed in the early 1990’s. At that time, she opened her own studio and has been continuing his teachings through her own jewelry. (Learn More)

  • 18k Gold Bracelet with Coral, Lapis, Turquoise & Gold Accents by Sonwai (Verma Nequatewa)

    SONWAI ( VERMA NEQUATEWA) 18K GOLD BRACELET

    Sonwai 18k gold bracelet inlaid with Coral, Lapis, Turquoise and Fine line gold accents. 

    Bracelet Size: 4″ 7/8th

    Opening: 7/8th 

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  • Sterling Silver Inlay Ring with Lapis, Turquoise, Coral, Sugilite, Ivory & Gold Accents by Sonwai (Verma Nequatewa)

    Sonwai, (Verma Nequatewa) – Sterling Silver Inlay Ring

    $4,800.00

    Sonwai, Verma Nequatewa perfectly inlaid this sterling silver ring with Lapis, Turquoise, Coral, Sugilite, Ivory, and Fine Line Gold Accents. 

    Ring Size: 14″ 1/2″

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  • Limited Edition Sterling Silver Pendant w/ Signed Book

    Sonwai, Verma Nequatewa – Sterling Pendant with Book

    $750.00

    Limited Edition Sterling Silver pendant with Signed Sonwai Book. Book and Pendent number 76/100 and 77/100

     
    Visions of Sonwai
     is truly an art book, as stated in the review in the November 2008 issue of Voices Heard, the Journal of the Heard Museum. The book features more than 125 pages of beautiful Sonwai jewelry, wonderful prose by Annie Osburn, and truly amazing poetry by James A. McGrath. Annie Osburn has known Verma for more than 20 years and spent some time visiting with her in her home and studio on Hopi.  Annie did the writing and coordinated the production of the book.  Annie is a free-lance writer and has written numerous books and articles on artists, native-American artists, and many other areas. James A. McGrath is a Living Treasure of Santa Fe.  As one of his artist friends stated, “He is a living treasure of the universe!”  He created poems specifically for this book.  James was good friends with Verma’s uncle, Charles Loloma, having worked with him at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and spent more than a year at Hotevilla, on the Hopi Reservation, visiting with Charles and Verma while teaching at Hotevilla-Bacavi Community School.  For the past four summers, James has taught for The Hopi School, Inc. and visited with Verma.  He has great understanding of Hopi. The book comes with a striking red silk slip cover and is a welcome addition to any collector’s library.  At $85, the book will give hours of enjoyment to artists, collectors, and those just trying to understand more about Hopi.
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