Stunning Santo Domingo Pueblo hand made necklace. Made of turquoise with brown pen shell heishi beads as separators and Navajo silver plated cone tips. Made to last as heirloom jewelry. Traditional Santo Domingo jewelry are very hard to find, due to the dwindling number of artisans at the Pueblo. Domingo and Sally are members of the Santo Domingo Pueblo tribe, New Mexico.
Santo Domingo Pueblo is named for St. Dominic, the village celebrates an annual feast day on August 4th of each year to honor him.
On that day, residents of the Pueblo and other pueblos participate in traditional corn dances. Santo Domingo Pueblo is located in Sandoval County, New Mexico, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Santa Fe.
Most of the residents of the Pueblo are Native Americans who speak a dialect of the Keresan Language. Much of the Santo Domingo jewelry made today is very similar to Anasazi jewelry found in digs at Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde.Some of the jewelry found in these digs is more than a thousand years old. Santo Domingo Beads are very fine and of high quality grade, some of the best heishi on the market. The word "Heishi", is from the Keresan word meaning "shell, " and traditionally referred to shell beads. Traditional tribal art work, intricate details. Total length: 29.5 inches (end to end). Collectible quality work of art, passed down for centuries within the Santo Domingo Pueblo tribe. A special complement to any collection! The item "Santo Domingo Pueblo Heishi shell Necklace Turquoise SouthWestArtisans Jewelry" is in sale since Tuesday, June 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "fashion-spectrum" and is located in Show Low, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.