Vintage three strand Santo Domingo HEISHI necklace. Bold colours make this three strand Santo Domingo necklace stand out from the rest. Traditionaly made and strung on gut or waxed thread circa 1980 or earlier. Materials used are spiny oyster, jet, a white material that has the look of old piano keys, Robin's egg blue turquoise, and a green turquoise or stone of some sort. Strung on three strands of white heishi shell.
The center finger of the fan is 3" x 3/4" and there are seven inlayed pieces making up the fan. The tiny shell heishi are approx. Sterling silver melon beads and a hook and eye clasp hold everything together at the neck. Weighs a whopping 7.29 oz. And appears to have never been worn as it is in excellent shape.
Made by members of the Crespin family from the Santo Domingo Pueblo. This family has been making traditional Santo Domino jewelry since the 40's and this looks like Delbert Crespins work or possibly Don's because of the way it is strung. Different design of separation block. Heavy plastic backing on the fan. If you wish to use another method please ask first.
The item "Vintage three strand Santo Domingo HEISHI necklace" is in sale since Wednesday, February 22, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "judithsjewellery" and is located in Victoria Harbour, Ontario.
This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.