Art Holmes Sr.

Art Holmes Sr.

Arthur Holmes Sr. is the father and teacher of the well-known Hopi carver, Arthur Holmes Jr.   Both father and son have received recognition for their superb work in Kachina carving.  Highly sought after by collectors, both Arthur Sr. and his son keep busy producing some of the finest carvings available.

Their work can only be found in the most discriminating collections, galleries and museums around the world.  Arthur Sr. has a truly unique vision for realistic contemporary Kachina carving, which he has successfully passed on to his son.

As a Hopi Kachina Carver, Arthur Holmes, Sr. has often found that the pieces he carves, will become what they want to become.  Every aspect of his pieces are detailed to the extreme.  Take special notice of the carved hands, fingernails, and folds in the sashes and robes covering the Kachinas.  A special feature is the cluster of feathers emerging from the mouth - representing the sacred "breath" of life.  This is a rare and sometimes considered taboo feature, but adds a great deal of character to the piece.

Both Arthur Sr. and Arthur Jr. are quiet people who enjoy carving in seclusion.  This approach seems fitting since so much of the Kachina tradition involves a reverence for the natural and animal world.  This same regard for nature and the spiritual realm is reflected in Arthur's highly detailed and extremely realistic carvings.

If you're looking to add an excellent example by one of the living-masters - here's your chance!


Although the best way to test the size and fit of a piece of jewelry is to try it on in the store, we know that is not always an option. In an effort to help you choose the piece that is right for you, we have included measurements of each piece on the website. Here is how our measurements are defined:


Finding the right size bracelet for your wrist has always been a tricky endeavor, since, unlike rings, there isn't a standardized, universal sizing chart for wrist size. One reason for this is that we all have different shaped wrists, some of us have round wrists, while others have more oval. Bracelets, like wrists, also have different shapes.

So, while bracelet sizing will never be an exact science, we've done what we can to ensure the greatest chance of a comfortable fit. The best thing you can do if you don't know your wrist size is to take a soft measuring tape and loosely measure the circumference of your wrist at the point you plan on wearing it. Try not to have the measuring tape dig into your skin, as this will result in a smaller than ideal size. Once you have the circumference of your wrist, compare it to the chart below to find the correct bracelet size. If your wrist measures in-between two sizes, we recommend rounding up to the larger size. (ie: if your wrist measures 6.375"- you should shop for size "Medium" bracelets.)

 Wrist Circumference

Corresponding Bracelet Size











6.75" - 7"











You may want to drill down further on the bracelet sizing to make sure the cuff is a comfortable fit. You will notice on our website that we generally list four measurements for bracelets:

Keep in mind that certain bracelets can be adjusted slightly to fit your wrist, but those with inlay or stones all the way around will be damaged if bent. In any case, it is always best to check with with us to see if a particular bracelet is adjustable.

Lastly, have no fear! If you order a bracelet that doesn't fit, send it back for one that does! We want this to be a positive experience, you should never wear something that isn't 100% comfortable. More on our return policy here.


Sizing belt buckles is pretty straightforward. The height and width are self-explanatory, and the belt width describes the maximum belt width the buckle will fit on.

Concha Belts

We try to include the height and width for the conchas, as well as the buckle (if different), and the width of the belt they are on. The length of the concha belts can be less important, because these belts are often made quite long to accommodate many waist sizes, and then can be shortened to fit the wearer. If you are concerned whether or not a belt will fit you, just ask. We are happy to size most of our concha belts before shipping.