The Anselm Collection
Sterling Silver pendant by Hopi silversmith Phil Poseyesva. The 1 ¼” x 2 1/2:” Morning Kachina pendant has three types of Hopi silverwork. The head is tufa cast, the body traditional Hopi overlay and inlay. The inlay is Spiney Oyster, Turquoise, and Mother-of-Pearl. “PP” is stamped on the back (the hallmark of Phil Poseyesva) along with the Bischoff’s Shades of the West hallmark.
Bischoff’s carries a large selection of Native American and Southwest jewelry and silverwork. We carry various artists with a large selection of one of a kind silverwork, including the Anselm Collection.
The Anselm Collection represents a significant new standard of excellence in handcrafted silver and turquoise jewelry.
Hopi silversmith Philbert Poseyesva is a self-taught artist who has been active since 1973. His work is contemporary even though the symbols he uses are very traditional.
Phil Poseyesva, a member of the Bear Clan, comes from the Second Mesa Village of Mishongnovi on the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona.
About the artist
is from the Second Mesa Village of the Mishongnovi on the Hopi reservation. He belongs to the Bear Clan.
A self-taught artist, Phil who has been active since 1973. At the age of thirteen Phil began experimenting with different styles of jewelry making. From that time he has gradually mastered the art of traditional and contemporary Hopi overlay jewelry. His work is contemporary even though the symbols he uses are very traditional.
Phil Poseyesva’s work is in Southwest Museum in Los Angeles, California, the National Collection in Washington DC, the Eiteljorge Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the Gilcrease Museum in Oklahoma. He has also been a featured artist at the Indian Craft Shop at the Department of Interior, in Washington, DC.
"Phil Poseyesva is respected as a top Hopi jeweler. He is known for using highly abstract Hopi symbols--representing rain, corn, birds and kachinas--combined with his bold use of color." Gregory Schaaf's book American Indian Jewelry III: M-Z 2,100 Artist Biographies