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Natural Turquoise Heishi Necklace


Item Number: DR 1120
Pueblo: Santo Domingo Kewa Pueblo
Artist: Unsigned
Medium: Natural turquoise, shell heishi and sterling silver
Dimensions: 19 inches long
Age: 1930s-1940s



This is a beautiful vintage necklace of hand rolled graduated turquoise heishi. The ends of this necklace are comprised of very tiny shell heishi, also hand rolled.  Many of the heishi beads have darkened with age and wearing, as natural turquoise will do when it comes in contact with skin and oils. The color of the stones is beautiful.  It has a sterling silver clasp.

Condition: Excellent- original condition; it has aquired a beautiful patina with age.
Provenance: Acquired from a private collector in Texas, who purchased it at pawn in a shop in Santa Fe.

Additional information

Weight 1 oz