Morris Talawytewa Robinson (1900-1987) Biography

Morris Robinson was a master goldsmith and silversmith from the Hopi Third Mesa and a member of the Snake Clan. His hallmark consisted of the letter H and a snake – an obvious honoring of his ancestors. His imprint remains one of the most recognizable hallmarks in all Native American jewelry.

Robinson’s implementation of art deco style on Native inspired jewelry separated him from his peers in the 1920’s.  This style would influence generations of silversmiths to come, particularly the great Charles Loloma.