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Single Heishi Strand with Large Turquoise Cabochon


Item Number: DR 1242
Pueblo: Santo Domingo Kewa Pueblo
Artist: Unknown
Medium: Shell heishi and natural turquoise
Age: 1940s
Dimensions: 25″ long with a turquoise cabochon 1 1/4″ x 3/4″



Beautiful tiny hand rolled shell heishi ends with a large natural turquoise cabochon  accented with a brown matrix.  This necklace is stunning in its simplicity. This heishi glides like silk through the fingers; it is so finely hand rolled. Heisi is very difficult to make – there is so much shell lost to the rolling process. It requires thousands of tiny pieces to hand roll enough heishi to create a beautiful strand such as this one. This is a true work of art and skilled craftmanship.

It woud look perfect worn with #1252, a single strand of hand rolled heishi. I believe the two were purchased at the same time, and made by the same artist as the heishi is the same size and has the same delicate smooth feel.

Condition: Excellent- original condition
Provenance: Maintained in my private family collection since purchased from the artist. (Both DR1242 and DR 1252 were purchased at the same time.

Additional information

Weight 1 oz