Kewa Necklace Santo Domingo Turquoise Native American Jewelry Hand Made Heishi
Stunning Santo Domingo Pueblo hand made necklace. Made of large flat turquoise nuggets, spiny oyster heishi shell separators & silver plated cone tips and separators. Sterling silver hook and loop closure. Traditional Santo Domingo jewelry are very hard to find, due to the dwindling number of artisans at the Pueblo. 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: 21 inches (end to end). Largest stone is 1.5 inches long and. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "fashion-spectrum" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Metal: Silver Plated
- Modified Item: No
- Artisan: Elizabeth Pacheco-Garcia
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Material: Stone
- Featured Refinements: Heishi Necklace
- Main Stone: Turquoise
- Ethnic Origin: Native American
- Jewelry Type: Necklaces
- Brand: Handmade
- Style: Beaded
- Country of Origin: USA
- Color: Blue
- Tribal Affiliation: Santo Domingo
- Type: Necklace