Visions of Sonwai
By Annie Osburn
Take a deeper look at the 40-year career of Verma Nequatewa, award-winning jewelry designer and stone-inlay master, in this limited edition retrospective. Experience her legacy, rooted in the traditions of Hopi culture, and the beauty of the Sonwai studio, perched on the edge of a rock on Third Mesa, Hotevilla, Arizona — an island mesa in the sky.
Explore Nequatewa’s early artistic influences and apprenticeship with her uncle, Charles Loloma, the renowned Hopi artist and legendary jewelry designer.
Look inside Visions of Sonwai.
More than 100 images of Nequatewa’s most revered pieces are included in this elegant collector’s edition book, complete with silk-covered slipcase, signed and numbered. A work of art in itself, Visions of Sonwai is published only once in limited quantity.
Foreword and original poetry selections by James McGrath, Santa Fe, New Mexico, poet, visual artist and teacher. McGrath’s narrative poetry accompanied the PBS American Indian Artist Series in the 1970s and has been published in 15 anthologies.