Anthony Belvado, Apache Violin Maker

Anthony Belvado, Violin Maker. San Carlos, AZ  | 2018

Anthony Belvado is a violin maker from the San Carlos Apache Tribe. Traditional Apache violins are made by hand from a hollowed agave stalk and embody respect for plants and community. Their song is said to be a way of summoning true love, and the tradition—which dates back to the 1800s—is passed along male lineage. Belvado learned the craft from his late grandfather, Salton Reede, Sr., and will teach the form to his grandson, Jerimiah Wilson.

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