STERLING SILVER MAN IN THE MAZE RING BY LUCION KOINVA (HOPI)
Lucion Koinva is a member of the Sun Forehead Clan and has been active making jewelry since 1989. He sometimes collaborates with his wife Melinda Lucas Koinva.
The Man in the Maze symbol is an ancient Native American emblem that can be traced back to ancient petroglyphs in the American Southwest. It is closely associated with beliefs of the Tohono O'odham and Pima nations, who frequently use the symbol in their artwork (although other tribes of the Southwest also use it). It is a generally thought of as a visual representation of the cycle of life. The figure represents a man or mankind, and the maze represents the path of life and the experiences and choices we make, acquiring knowledge and understanding as we go. The center alternately represents the achievement of one's goals or the point at which our physical lives end, and we pass on to eternal life.
measurements: band width is 3/4" (at widest point)
ring size: 7.25