Bennett Kagenveama

Hopi

Overlay Jewelry

Bennett Kagenveama is one of the finest creators of Hopi overlay jewelry, a unique style which involves cutting an intricate design into a thin sheet of silver and soldering it onto a base layer of silver.  
His designs are among the most delicate and detailed of any contemporary artist.

His jewelry pieces often depict the scenery of Hopi lands and the familiar plants and animals around him.

He was born into the Hopi Bear Clan in a village on Second Mesa in a family of renowned artists.