The Beauty of Hopi Jewelry by Theda Bassman
"The Hopi Indians have developed a unique style of jewelry making. The designs and concepts are part and parcel of the Hopi religion, life, and ceremonies. Many of the designs depict water in its various forms. Since the land of the Hopi is arid, there is a focus on water needed for their crops and for drinking.
Their jewelry is called overlay and is quite distinctive. It is made by cutting a design out of one piece of silver and soldering it onto a plain sheet of silver. The design is then oxidized with liver of sulfate to produce beautiful shadows and shading...." - Introduction
Photography by Gene Balzer
Softcover, 59 pages