Since 1982, Bryans Gallery has represented exceptional artistry of the Southwest and the Eight Northern Pueblos. We have estate and contemporary paintings, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, rugs and baskets. Some of the finest rare examples of Southwestern American Indian arts and craft can be found in our gallery, a brick and mortar building in Taos, New Mexico. Our staff is knowledgeable and friendly. High-grade Kingman turquoise and heishi shell bead necklace with sterling silver clasp and adjustable chain by Kenneth Aguilar of Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico.
Five strands of handmade beads. Approximately 25" length, 1/4" turquoise bead width. Born at Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico, in 1951, Kenneth Aguilar began making jewelry at an early age of ten. Walking five miles through the arid lands of Santa Domingo, Kenneth would help his mother carry pots and shanks of beads to San Felipe Pueblo to sell to traders.As a child, Kenneth would wrap rubber tire tubing around his hands to protect them while dragging materials across a stone face to form beads. Later, a hand cranked wheel took the place of the stone, but the beads were still hand drilled. Kenneth attended the American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. His work reflects a pride in the consistency of shape, taper, spacers and a brilliant finish to his beads. Materials range from turquoise, spinney oyster shell, coral and lapis to silver accents. Kenneth still works in his home studio, along with Angie Aguilar. He is grandfather to seven kids. Permanent Collections: Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Buffalo Bill Museum, Cody, WY; Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, NM; Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM. Shows SWAIA Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM; Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Annual Arts and Crafts Show, San Juan Pueblo, NM; Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market, Phoenix, AZ. The item "Turquoise, Heishi & Sterling Silver 5-Strand Necklace by Kenneth Aguilar, 25L" is in sale since Sunday, December 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "mbsteger" and is located in Taos, New Mexico. 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, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Viet nam.