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Althea Cajero Dragonfly and Tahitian Pearl Pendant


Item Number: DR 1363
Pueblo: Acoma Pueblo and Kewa Pueblo
Artist: Althea Cajero with Joe Cajero
Medium: Sterling Silver and Tahitian Pearl
Age: 2018
Dimensions: 2 ¼” X 2 ¼”



This beautifully stunning statement pendant is an interpretation of Native American values in nature for this piece honors the water, dragonflies and flowers. The sterling silver cuttlebone cast pendant terminates with a design reminiscent of kiva steps. The dragonfly is perched toward the bottom ready to enjoy the nectar from the gorgeous black Tahitian pearl flower.

“I love the texture that cuttlefish bone casting creates and because Cuttlefish comes from the Sea, I love incorporating Red Coral and Pearls into my designs to connect their relationship as they all come from the Ocean waters,”  Althea states.   “Joe and I enjoy and get inspired from being out in nature.  These pieces are a collaboration, as Joe designed the dragonflies.”

The butterflies and the dragonflies, particularly for me,” Althea continues, “represent change (a metamorphosis). As we grow, our ideas and thoughts change and evolve to a higher understandings of Love.  And as these creatures of flight experience freedom, we too pursue our own life’s path and understanding of independence and yet we are still connected to source.

Condition: Excellent – original condition – new
Provenance: Purchased from Althea

Additional information

Weight 20 oz