The feather could be decorative or a hallmark of the heishi carver. It weighs a sturdy 36 grams.That amount of weight for 10 strands of beads gives you an idea of just how remarkably fine these heishi are. This is a rare and wonderful piece for the collector of vintage heishi that is approximately 50 to 60 years old. The item "Vintage Santo Domingo 10 Strand Turquoise Fine Heishi Necklace" is in sale since Thursday, October 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "100smr" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States.