This is lovely hand made Santo Domingo Pueblo necklace. Elegant and beautiful Southwestern collectible jewelry. Hand made at the Pueblo. Domingo is a member 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. Collectible quality work of art, techniques passed down for centuries within the tribe.
Museum quality heirloom set that will be a fantastic addition to any collection! Total length: 41 inches (end to end). Total length of heishi shells alone is 24.5 inches. The item "Vintage Santo Domingo Pueblo Heishi Necklace Natural Shells Kewa Jewelry" is in sale since Saturday, February 20, 2021.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "tee-warehouse" and is located in Show Low, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.