Anderson Koinva was born in his home on 2nd Mesa in 1956. Many of the greatest Hopi jewelers come from 2nd Mesa. He was a Kachina doll carver first and still enjoys carving and painting. His wife Berna’s father, Bernard Dawahoya (a renowned Hopi jeweler), taught Anderson the art of making jewelry and the famous Hopi Overlay technique.
Anderson’s wife works very closely with Anderson. Together they have 2 children, and his son Bo is following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps.
Anderson is a kind and soft-spoken man that loves his family and creating beautiful traditional Hopi jewelry. We think he is one of the finest Hopi jewelers!